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Nelle Kathryn Roller, 88
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Mrs. Nelle Kathryn Roller, 88, of McMinnville died Saturday, Feb. 22, at her residence surrounded by family and friends. 

She was born Jan. 5, 1932, in Warren County, was a homemaker, and a farmer’s wife. “Granny Roller” as she was affectionately known, was a mom who made everyday things an adventure, was an excellent cook who fed everyone who walked through her door, loved gardening and flowers and was a master seamstress. Nelle served on the Warren County A&L Fair Board for 30-plus years, the Soil Conservation Board for 10-plus years, and a member of the FCE at Vinson’s Crossroads for 40-plus years. She held season basketball tickets for the Warren County Pioneers, loved traveling with her best friend Sandra Griffith and was the glue that held the family together.

Mrs. Roller was preceded in death by her parents Shelah E. and Sophie Ethel Perry Tubb, husband Jesse Otis “Tode” Roller, brother and sister-in-law Edd and Stella Tubb, and grandson Jamie Roller. Survivors include her children J. Steve Roller, Janice “Jan” Roller Burns, Morris Roller, and Tommy (Venita) Roller, sister Geraldine Tubb Fish, grandchildren Brad (Kim) Parker, Christie (Josh) Gilispie, and Katie Roller, step granddaughter Jacquelyn Baker, great grandchildren Alex and Braley Parker, Keley Roller, and Ryder and Rawley Gilispie, and caregivers Judy Judkins and Ruby Mathis. Many family members and friends also survive.

Funeral service was Monday, Feb. 24, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Nick Pelham officiated. Interment followed at Centertown Cemetery. The Roller family received friends Sunday and Monday at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Feb. 26, 2020