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Rose Mary Lorance, 78
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Ms. Rose Mary Lorance, 78, of McMinnville died Saturday, May 8, at her home. 

She was born Aug. 17, 1942 in Nashville, was a retired legal secretary of 42 years working for attorney James Dempster, and was a member of the church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert Woodrow and Lina Lou Cherry Lorance.

Rose Mary is survived by her sister Linda Lorance, brothers Jerry Lorance, David (Glenna) Lorance and C.D. “Butch” (June) Lorance, nieces DeNae Lorance and Amy (Clay) Chambers, great-nephews Byron Chambers and Joe Chambers, great-niece Mae Chambers, close friends Shannon McNutt and Joey McNutt, and several cousins and friends.

Graveside services and interment were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, at Centertown Cemetery. Bro. Michael Lorance officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Centertown Cemetery c/o Yvonne Gunter, 8087 Jacksboro Rd., McMinnville, 37110. Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 12, 2021