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Marta Karen Vandall


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Marta Karen Vandall

Oakland, TN.

Marta Karen Vandall (May), of Oakland, TN, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 at the age of 66. Marta was born on December 27, 1950 in Clarendon Arkansas. She grew up as the eldest of three girls and graduated from Hillcrest High School. As a teenager, Marta was a Rainbow Girl and dance instructor with McMillan and Thompson Dance Studio, where she taught tap, jazz, and ballet to many, including Priscilla Presley. Later, Marta and her youngest sister, Laura, opened the Marta Waltrip School of Dance in Senatobia, MS. Marta attended Lambuth College, Christian Brothers University and received a nursing degree from Hopkinsville Community College. She worked in the nursing profession until she retired from Express Scripts. She loved nothing more than Christmas and spoiling her grandchildren. Marta is survived by her father, Kermit C. May of Memphis, daughters, April Jeffries (Thom) of Oakland, TN; and Heather Ray (Jeff) of Clarksville, TN; her sister, Laura Nicastro (Tony) of Bartlett, TN and grandchildren, Catherine Jeffries, Jeanna Jeffries, Jacob Ray, and many aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her mother, Bettye J. May and her sister, Gynon Moore. A memorial service was held graveside, Saturday, July 22 at 10:00 a.m. at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens in Bartlett with cremation and burial to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Fayette County Animal Rescue or the COPD Foundation.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on July 23, 2017
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