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Obit – Ms. Marion Sloan

Longtime Lebanon resident, Ms. Marion Sloan, was pronounced deceased at 10 p.m. Thursday evening February 15, 2024, at the Pavilion in Lebanon where she made her home.

Graveside services and interment were conducted Tuesday afternoon February 20th from the Pleasant Shade Cemetery with Bro. Kevin Medlin officiating. Burial was in the Sloan Family lot with her parents and infant brother.

She was one of five children, three daughters and two sons of longtime Smith County Commissioner and charter board member of the North Central Telephone Corporation in Lafayette, the late Henry Brockett Sloan, who died at the age of 72 on December 13, 1982 and Lois Lee Hackett Sloan who died at the age of 89 on February 23, 2006 and was born Marion Sloan in the Russell Hill Community on June 9, 1936.

An infant brother, Paul Douglas Sloan died at birth on September 22, 1939 as did a granddaughter, Samantha Kay Dillehay who died September 28, 2017 at the age of 34.

Ms. Sloan was a member of the 1957 graduating class of Smith County High School where she majored in science and home economics, was a cheerleader her last three years of high school and a football queen attendant the sophomore and senior years, was voted most popular girl student by her classmates her senior year, her sophomore year was a member of the pep club and also the pep club reporter and was voted the girl with the prettiest complexion, also her senior year in addition to being the most popular girl, she was in the science club where she also served as the reporter, in the Latin club and “C” Club.

It was stated of her in the “57” Owl annual: “beaming with pep and fun, our charming cheerleader beams like the sun”.

Her senior year she created a lifelong friendship with a fellow classmate, then Olene Butler who would precede her in death as Olene Butler Grisham-Harwell on October 7, 2023 and with whom she served as cheerleaders.

In 1962 Ms. Sloan moved to Lebanon where she would lead an active work life and would become well known in the Lebanon Community.

She was formerly employed at LE-AL-CO (Lebanon Aluminum Company), Bradley Candy Company, with Bell South Telephone Company, and for the last twenty five years of her work life sold specialty advertising products before her final retirement.

She attended the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Surviving Ms. Sloan are her two sons, Scotty Dillehay and wife Debra Grisham Dillehay of the Defeated Creek Community, Jimmy Wilmore of Nashville; three grandchildren, Candice Fields and husband Chris, Jeremy Dillehay and wife Tiffany, Dustin Dillehay and wife Jessica; five great-grandchildren, Nathan and Emily Fields, Nicholas Dillehay, Charlie Hopper and Jackson Dillehay; two sisters, Sarah Sloan Cox of Lebanon, Connie Sloan East and husband Stan of South Carthage; brother, Archie “Phil” Sloan of the Pleasant Shade Community.


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