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Helen Turner Taylor

October 24, 1919 — October 12, 2022

Helen Turner Taylor, age 102, passed away on October 12, 2022, just 12 days short of her 103rd birthday. She was born October 24, 1919 in Temperance Hall, TN.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of McMinnville where she was active in the prayer shawl ministry.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 76 years, J.W. Taylor; her parents, Henry Grady Turner and Daisy Dean Odum Turner and brother, Gerald Lester Turner (Edith).

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Miller of Franklin, TN; sons, David Turner Taylor (Ann) of Huntsville, AL and James Whitley Taylor (Phil) of McMinnville, TN; grandchildren, Jay, Christopher (Tracy) and Timothy (Veronique) Taylor, Shea Taylor, Lea Street (Alex), Amy Childress (Jason), Terri Biles (Steve) and twelve great-grandchildren.

Visitation with family will be at High Funeral Home in McMinnville, TN on Sunday, October 16, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Graveside service and interment will be Monday, October 17, 2022 at the Brush Creek Cemetery in Smith County, TN at 2:00 p.m. Friends and family are asked to meet at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of McMinnville or to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home and Bass Funeral Home of Gordonsville is in charge of arrangements.



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Graveside Service

Monday, October 17, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Brush Creek Cemetery

, Brush Creek, TN 38547

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