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Linda Lou Cripps, 70
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Linda Lou Cripps, 70, of McMinnville passed from this life on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro.

Linda was born Friday, June 15, 1951 in McMinnville, the daughter of the late Herbert Basham and the late Beatrice Bunch Basham. She was a factory worker and a member of Smartt Baptist Church.

Surviving are son Jimmy Glenn Cripps Jr. of McMinnville, sisters Carolyn Basham Blish of McMinnville, Margie King and husband John of McMinnville, brothers Herbert Basham Jr. and wife Dean of McMinnville, John A. Basham of McMinnville, Freddy Basham and wife Pam of McMinnville, special friends Richard Walker of McMinnville, Rodney Walker of McMinnville, and Diane Floyd of McMinnville. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends also survive, along with one grandson Brandon Cripps of McMinnville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Basham and Beatrice Bunch Basham, one sister, Juanita Burnett, and sister-in law Paulette Basham.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home with Danny Barnes officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery, McMinnville. The family will receive friends Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

Gardens of Memory is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Jan. 5, 2022