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OBIT: Mrs. Minnie Hackett Harlan

Retired Tuckers Cross Roads businesswoman and Smith County native Mrs. Minnie Hackett Harlan died peacefully Saturday November 10th at 2:56 a.m. the Pavilion in Lebanon where she was making her home since moving from Hearthside in Lebanon. Mrs. Harlan was 99.

Funeral services from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon will be conducted Wednesday afternoon November 14th at 1 p.m. Bro. David Freeman, Bro. Don McElroy and Jason Redd will officiate. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery at Tuckers Cross Roads.

The Harlan family will receive friends at Ligon & Bobo only on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until services at 1 p.m.

Born Minnie Lou Hackett on February 17, 1919 in the Monoville Community, she was the fourth of eight children born to the late David Cage Hackett who died August 11, 1967 at the age of 82 and Magdaline “Maggie” Lillian Hiett Hackett who died April 13, 1969 at the age of 78.

Mrs. Harlan was reared in the Beasleys Bend Community after her family moved from the Monoville Community in 1930.

The eldest of the eight children Henry Hiett Hackett died at the age of 82 on February 24, 1993, Ernest Reginald Hackett died at the age of 90 on December 1, 2003, Mary Eunice Hackett Caplenor died at the age of 77 on April 9, 1994, the fifth child, Etta Cage Hackett Bates, died at the age of 91 on January 16, 2013 followed by Lena Garrett Hackett Mykitta who died at the age of 88 on April 05, 2013 and the youngest sibling, Randall Dayne Hackett, died at the age of 60 on February 24, 1998.

On March 15, 1952 she was united in marriage to Tuckers Cross Roads Community native Thomas Glenn Harlan who preceded her in death on November 16, 1997 at the age of 85 following over forty five years of marriage.

For over thirty five years Mr. and Mrs. Harlan owned and operated the Harlan’s Grocery in the Tuckers Cross Roads Community and resided behind the store.

Before her retirement most of her life was spent in sales and for twelve years she was employed with the Castner-Knott Co. store at 6th and Church in Nashville.

Mrs. Harlan was active in her church, civic organizations and her community of TXR.

As a child her family attended the Rome Baptist Church crossing the Rome Ferry from their Beasleys Bend farm to attend services. In her teen years she was a member of the Rome Baptist Church and later the Edgefield Baptist Church while living in Nashville.

For over sixty years she had been a member of First Baptist Church in Lebanon where she worked as a volunteer in the Prayer Room and as a group Captain in the LLL Club (Live Long & Like It). She was a member of the Tuckers Cross Roads Home Demonstration Club, now the F.C.E. Club, for over sixty years where she served as club president for many years. In 2009 Mrs. Harlan won the Best of the Best Award along with many other awards for her arts and crafts.

She was also a member of the Cedar Senior Citizens where she served as secretary of the Board of Directors.

In 2009 she moved from her Lebanon home to Hearthside Retirement Center and in 2017 she became a resident of the Pavilion.

Surviving is her daughter, Glenda Redd and husband Bob of Lebanon; son, Mike Harlan of Hermitage, grandson, Jason Glenn Redd of Franklin, TN, brother, former Smith County Executive C. E. Hackett and wife Ruth of the Elmwood Community; sister-in-law, Nancy Hackett of Carthage; many nieces and nephews.

The Harlan family request memorials to the Jordan Hackett Foundation.