Mary Tatum


Mary Magdaline Swafford Tatum, 83, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at her home surrounded by family. Mrs. Tatum was preceded in death by her husband, William Winston Tatum; children, Marcella, Marilyn and William Bryant Tatum; parents, James P. and Malissa B. Swafford; siblings, Franklin, James, Herbert, Ulysses, Horace, Jimmy Swafford, Margie Havis and Inez Swafford. She was a member of Belmont Primitive Baptist Church. Those left to cherish her memories are two children, Barbara Tatum (Grady) Vaughn, of Whitwell, Teddy O. (Ashley) Tatum, of San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren, Faith Vaughn, Teonja Tatum, Trinity Tatum, Taylor Tatum, Teddy Tatum Jr. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. CST today, Dec. 19, 2013. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. CST Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be at Whitwell Memorial Cemetery. Share photos and memories at Arrangements are by Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home Inc. , 423-658-7777.

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