Dorothy Fann Obituary

Dorothy Fann

Dorothy L. Fann, age 96 of Readyville, Tennessee, died Monday, February 1, 2023, at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. She was a native of Christiana, Tennessee and a daughter of the late Clyde F. and Bessie Moore Adcock. She was also preceded in death by her husband, L.B. Fann in 1995, and siblings, June Gale, Randy Adcock, Doolittle Adcock, Charlie Adcock, Leland Adcock, Clyde Adcock, Retta Clark, Martha Dean Smotherman, and Paul Adcock.

Survivors include her children, John Douglas Phelps and wife Gert of Gray, LA, Joyce Toombs and husband George of Smyrna and Linda Allen of Smyrna; siblings, Jimmy Adcock, Mary King, Kittie Westbrooks, Patsy Bebout; grandchildren, Cindy Rippetoe, Deseray Toombs, Tammy Phelps, and Brian Allen; twenty-eight great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Mrs. Fann retired from Greer Stop Nut Co in Smyrna after 30 years of service. She later retired from the Tennessee Farmers Co-Op after 20 years of service on her 90 th birthday on January 16, 2017.

Visitation will be Monday, February 6, 2023, from 12:00pm until the time of funeral services beginning at 2:00pm at Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna with Reverend Jeff Adcock officiating. Burial will follow in Miller Cemetery in Christiana with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

An online guestbook is available for the Fann family at

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