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Shannon Catherine Bear, 50
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Shannon Catherine Bear, 50, a resident of McMinnville, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 20 at her home. 

She was a longtime resident of Van Buren County, a Christian and attended McMinnville Non-denominational Church on Cadillac Lane. Shannon was preceded in death by mother Catherine Myrtle Tucker Bear and brother Teddy Samuel Bear.

She is survived by her son Emmet (Kimmey) Beals of McMinnville, father Emmet (Shirley Scott) Bear of the Rocky River community, sister Tricia (John) Bear of Henryetta, Okla., two grandchildren Maddy and Grace Beals, former husband George Beals, several aunts and uncles, cousins, many many friends, and nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be Saturday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. at Layne Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Christopher Wiles officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 12 p.m. till time of service. Burial will follow at White Hill Cemetery at Rocky River. In lieu of flowers, the family requests assistance with funeral expenses. Online condolences may be made at

Layne Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Spencer in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 24, 2018