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Mary Helen (Wright) Tanner

May 28, 1935 ~ August 16, 2019 (age 84)

Mrs. Mary Helen Wright Tanner, 84, of Douglas passed away at Coffee Regional Medical Center on Friday August 16, 2019. She was born 
on Tuesday, May 28, 1935 in Coffee County GA to the Late Arlie James Wright & Pearl P. Wright Mancil. She was a Homemaker and a member of Saving Grace Ministries.

Mrs. Tanner is survived by 3 Daughters; Brenda Sue Merritt of Douglas, GA, Judith Ann Payton (Alvin) of Douglas, GA and Lynn Michele Smith (Scotty) of Douglas, GA. 1 Sister; Olis Cryder. 2 Grandchildren that she raised Candace Parkerson and Chris Johnson. 13 Grandchildren, 28 Great-Grandchildren 5 Great-Great-Grandchildren and several Nieces and Nephews. 

Other than her parents, she is preceded in death by 2 sons James Elmer Tanner and Eddie Wayne Tanner, Daughter Beverly Joyce Johnson, Grandson Brandon Tanner, Great-Granddaughter Savannah Highsmith, 4 sisters; Ruby Wright, Dell Taylor, June Fisher and Joyce Parrot. 

Visitation will be held Saturday August 17, 2019 from 6:00PM - 9:00PM at Johnson Funeral & Cremation Services.

Funeral will take place Sunday August 18, 2019 at 2:00PM in the chapel of Johnson Funeral & Cremation Services. Burial will follow at Forest Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers; Michael Courson, Tyler Courson, Andrew Courson, Mario Peterson, B.J. Parkerson and Ashley Veal.

Family and Friends may sign the online guest book at

Johnson Funeral & Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements of Mrs. Mary Helen Tanner. 

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