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Nell Ruth Chisam, 85
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Resident and native of Warren County, Nell Ruth Chisam, passed away on Friday, Aug. 28. She was born July 5, 1935. 

She was a daughter of the late Clessie and Bertie Mae Sanders Mullican. She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Novella Bounds, Francis Bell, Dorothy Powell, and Jane Gilbert, two brothers James Mullican and Earl Mullican, and son Richard Chisam. She is survived by husband, Royal M. Chisam. They were happily married for 68 years. She is also survived by daughter, Phyllis G. Chisam of Manchester, daughter and son-in-law Deborah and Derek Garcia of Hendersonville, grandson Devin and Faz Garcia of San Antonio, Texas, and brother and sister-in-law Henry and Mildred Mullican of Sparta. 

Nell was a member of Westwood Church of Christ. She retired from Genesco Corporation after 33 years of service and later retired from Findlay Industries.

A graveside service and interment are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Mt. View Cemetery. Richard O’Connor will officiate. Social distancing and the usage of facemasks is being requested due to COVID-19. There will be no visitation at the funeral home as family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 30, 2020