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Betty Jo Mayes Walker

September 8, 1934 — September 25, 2023

McMinnville resident and Warren County native Betty Jo Mayes Walker, age 89, was born September 8, 1934 and died suddenly September 25, 2023 at her residence.           

A retired secretary with Tennessee Department of Human Services and a member of Central Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Mary Pearson Mayes. She was married to Sam Eugene Walker on August 16, 1958 who preceded her in death on July 21, 1997. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sisters, Carrie Blanks, Edna Woodlee, Frances Bell, Charlene Smith and Lucille Blankenship and brothers, George, Willie and Howard Mayes. 

Mrs. Walker is survived by son, Eric (Rhonda) Walker of Morrison, TN; two grandsons, Cody (Trisha) Walker and Casey (Martha) Tomberlin, both of Morrison, TN; four great-grandchildren, Hayden Spears, Westin Walker, Kimber Walker and Bo Tomberlin, all of Morrison, TN and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2023 in High’s Chapel with Kirk Brothers and Cody Boston officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery in McMinnville. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at High’s. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tennessee Hereford Women's Scholarship Fund, Central Church of Christ Benevolence Fund or the American Diabetes Association.

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