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Larry Kyle Tunnell, 84, of the West Pines community, died
Thursday, July 8, 2010, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital. He
was born January 12, 1926.
He was a member of Oak Dale Missionary Baptist Church,
where he served as church clerk for a number of years.
Mr. Tunnell retired from Magnavox after 34 years, and was
a lifetime farmer.
He was a son of the late Luther and Pearl Ball Tunnell,
and was preceded in death by four brothers, Roat Tunnell,
Reece Tunnell, Glenn Tunnell, and Charlie Tunnell; and
three sisters, Texie Davis, Lelia Milligan, and Jessie
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Hazel Shelton
Tunnell; one son and daughter-in-law, Dwight and Dinah
Tunnell of West Pines, TN; one daughter and son-in-law,
Diane and Larry Moore of West Pines, TN; a grandson, Joshua
Moore of West Pines, TN; a great-grandson, Trevor Moore;
his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ruby Tunnell of
Gray, TN, Dora Tunnell of Fall Branch, TN, Marie Tunnell
of Greeneville, TN, Wanda Denny of the Clear Springs
community, Delores and Bobby Crum of Chuckey, TN, Don and
Frances Shelton and Winfred and Frances Shelton, all of
the Rheatown community, TN, and Joe Shelton of Greeneville,
TN; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., and
6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday, July 10th, 2010, at Jeffers
Funeral & Cremation Service downtown.
The body will taken to the church to lie in state 30
minutes prior to the service.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday
afternoon, July 11, 2010, at Oak Dale Missionary Baptist
Church with interment in the church cemetery. The Rev.
Frank Proffitt and the Rev. Donnie Shelton will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Ray Milligan, Billy Blazer, Claude
Tunnell, Rick Tunnell, Junior Harrell, Jon Tunnell, Keith
Tunnell, and Danny Tunnell. Honorary pallbearers will be
the men of Oak Dale Missionary Baptist Church
Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Dale Missionary
Baptist Cemetery, c/o Linda Hawk, 270 Barkley Road, Afton,
Condolence may be sent to the Tunnell family online at