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Cordelia Bond Chapman Dunavant


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Cordelia Bond Chapman Dunavant

Ripley, TN

Cordelia Bond Chapman Dunavant, 99, passed away quitely surrounded by her family on February 21, 2017 at Baptist Tipton in Covington, TN. Visitation will be 1PM Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Garner Funeral Home with 2PM Graveside services to follow at Poplar Grove cemetery. Born on April 28, 1917 to Dr. Thomas Crowder Chapman and Cordelia Bond Chapman of Brownsville, TN., she was the eldest of six children and was the last survivor. She attended Blue Mountian College in Mississippi. Mrs. Cordelia married James Reid Dunavant Sr. of Henning TN and they built a life there. Mr. Dunavant preceded her in death as did two of her children Bettie Dunavant Tillman and James Reid Dunavant, Jr. A loving and exceedingly generous matriarch, she is survived by a son and daughter in law John Crowder and Laura Dunavant of Memphis TN; grandchildren Reid Dunavant of Washington D.C., Todd Dunavant of Henning TN, Chris Dunavant of Bolivar MO, Rebecca Bell of Ripley TN,Stephanie Dunavant of Pensacola, FL, Michelle Dunavant of Mount Vernon, OH; six great-grandchildren and two great -great-grandchildren. Family request memorials to the Ripley Immanuel Episcopal Church (POB 513 RIpley, TN 38063) where she was a member.

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on Feb. 24, 2017
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