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Yalta Jane Gay Dunlap, 77
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Rock Island resident and Warren County native, Yalta Jane Gay Dunlap, 77, was born May 5, 1945 and died Aug. 30, 2022 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville following a brief illness.           

A retired secretary from the Oster Corp. and a member of Corinth Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late Glennie and Pauline Sauls Gay.  Mrs. Dunlap was married to Vernice Dunlap of Rock Island on May 23, 1992.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest and Dewey Gay; step-son-in-law, Rick Wilson and father-in-law and mother-in-law, W.T. "Toome" and Louvene Dunlap.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Dunlap is survived by son, Alan (Kim) Young of Rock Island; step-daughter, Sandy Wilson of McMinnville; step-son, Billy (Cristie) Dunlap of Rock Island; grandchildren, Mitchell (Shelby) Young and Austin (Brooke) Young; step-grandson, Cole (Hailey) Taylor; step-granddaughter, Kendra Bain; great-grandchildren, Maks, Maddi and Carolina Grace Young; step-great-grandchildren, Leyton and Lynlee Taylor; sisters, Patsy Mullican, Marie Veal and Peggy (Lanny) Goodwin; sisters-in-law, Dean Gay and Cindy (Michael) Cooper of Rock Island; brother-in-law, Elton (Barbara) Dunlap of Rock Island and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 2, 2022 in High’s Chapel with Drew Milligan and Kim Milligan officiating. Burial will follow at Old Bybee Chapel Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at High Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 4, 2022