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Tina Renee Serna, 44

McMinnville resident and DeKalb County native Tina Renee Serna, 44, was born Aug. 19, 1974 and died Dec. 25 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital following a sudden illness.

A caregiver with Generations and a member of the Catholic Church, she was the daughter of Gene Groves of McMinnville and Barbara Currey of McMinnville. She was married to Javier Serna of McMinnville. In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by four children, Damon Grove, Deven Grove, Alysia Grove and Luis Corona, all of McMinnville; five grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Regina and Albert Johnson of McMinnville; mother-in-law Modesta Almaguer of McMinnville; three brothers-in-law Jose Serna, Lazaro Serna and Alfonso Serna, all of McMinnville; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by brother Carl Grove.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at High’s Chapel with Johnny Haston officiating. Burial will follow at Cantrell Cemetery in DeKalb County. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until the time of service Friday at High’s. Donations may be made to High’s for funeral expenses. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Dec. 28, 2018