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OBIT: Mrs. Nola Kerr

Mrs. Nola Kerr

Mrs. Nola Kerr, of the Rome Community, was pronounced deceased at 12:50 p.m. Friday afternoon November 30, 2018 at the Riverview Regional Medical Center E. R. in Carthage.

Her longtime pastor, Bro. Donnie Payne, officiated at the 3 p.m. Monday afternoon December 3rd funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Interment followed beside her husband in the Garden of Peace at Smith County Memorial Gardens.

The eighth of eleven children, she was born Nola Mae Savage in the Whitleyville Community of Jackson County on September 11, 1934 and was the daughter of the late John Brownlow Savage who died at the age of 84 on February 4, 1978 and Ada Elizabeth Hutchinson Savage who died at the age of 49 on December 1, 1949.

Siblings preceding her in death were Maureen Savage Graves, Goldman Savage, John Guy Savage, Wilma Savage Presnell Goolsby, Sylvia Savage Terry, Dollie Savage Western, Wavie Savage, Bob Savage, and Jean Savage Pruitt.

Mrs. Kerr was also preceded in death by a son, Mackey Manion who died August 28, 1995 at the age of 43 and by the father of her children, Robert Edward Manion who died at the age of 66 on July 20, 1995.

On May 12, 1989 she was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Quarles Kerr, a native of the Stone Community in Jackson County, a retired United States Air Force Staff Sergeant.

He preceded her in death on September 3, 2011 at the age of 82 following only twenty two years of marriage.

Mrs. Kerr was a faithful and dedicated member of the Carthage Road Baptist Church in the Popes Hill Community.

She retired from Robertshaw Industries in Lebanon in 1989.

Surviving are her two daughters, Janie Jordan and husband Don of Gulf Shores, Alabama, Lisa Taylor and husband Kent of the Riddleton Community; two step-daughters, Debbie Stephens of Watertown and Bobbye Lou Hudson of Hermitage; her only surviving sibling of the eleven children, a sister, Robbie Savage North and husband Earl of the Flatrock Community; grandchildren, Jason Roberts and wife Debbie, Eric Roberts and wife Amy, Callie Taylor, Maggie Taylor, Tabatha Mofield, Mackey Manion Jr. and Christina Strickland; several great-grandchildren.

The Kerr family requests memorials to the Carthage Road Baptist Church.