Mrs. Lorene B. Tatum, age 86, of Buford, Ga., passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013.
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She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Tatum; daughter, Shirley Virginia Bailey; and parents, Alvoyad Irving and Emma Morgan Browder. She is survived by her children, Harry and Sharon Williams, Cleveland, Tenn.; Rick and Maryanne Williams, Lookout Mountain, Ga.; Laverne and Buddy Roebuck, Buford, Ga.; the Rev. Joseph and Frances Tatum, Donalsonville, Ga.; the Rev. Harold and Pat Tatum, Minneola, Fla.; and Johnny and Shelly Tatum, Lexington, Ga.; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Kenneth and Debbie Bailey, Buford, Ga.; sisters and brother-in-law, Eloise and Stanford Lee, Buford, Ga.; and Lillian Browder Wheelus, Tampa, Fla.; brothers and sisters-in-law, the Rev. Alvoyad and Frances Browder, Valrico, Fla.; and Nathan and Carolyn Browder, Tampa, Fla.; special niece, Connie and the Rev. Terry Reece, Sugar Hill, Ga.; special great-nieces, Tiffany Reece and Meredith Pruitt, both of Buford, Ga.; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Donna and Walter Puckett, Buford, Ga.; and Barbara Tatum Kozell, Buford, Ga.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Cleo and Joann Tatum, Buford, Ga.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Tatum was born Aug. 25, 1926, in Tampa, Fla. She was retired from Georgia Boot Co. in Flowery Branch, Ga. She was an active member of Regency Church of God, where she played piano, along with many other jobs. She was also known as the "Tea Lady".
Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 4, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Regency Church of God, 1132 Buford Highway, Sugar Hill, GA 30518, with the Rev. Tim Tatum, the Rev. Jeff Roebuck, Pastor Terry Reece and the Rev. Lamar Hansard officiating. Interment and graveside service will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Buford, Ga., with the Rev. Joe Tatum officiating. Flowers accepted or memorial donations may be made to Regency Church of God, 1132 Buford Highway, Sugar Hill, GA 30518, in memory of Lorene Tatum. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from noon-8 p.m.
To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.
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Published in gainesvilletimes.com on Mar. 4, 2013