Dorothy Roberta Tanner, age 78, of Hohenwald, Tennessee went to meet the Lord on December 2, 2021.
Dorothy was born on September 2, 1943, to the late Sydney Arthur and Minnie Lee Quillen. She married the late Rollie Ray Tanner at the young age of sixteen. A year later the first of eight children was born. She seemed to always have a baby in tow whether it be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren and she loved them with all her heart. She was the most caring and giving person you will ever meet. She always put her family’s needs before her own. Dorothy Tanner was a great mother and a Granny that loved to spoil. Nothing will fill the hole she left behind, but the memories she gave us will last until we all meet again.
She is survived by her children: Jeff Tanner, Ellen (Don) Arledge,Billy (Dana) Tanner,Bonnie (Paul) Zydel, Liz McClain, Nancy (Steven) Curry, Renee (Kevin) Dalton, and Brittany (Travis) Carroll; 18 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren and one on the way; 9 step-grandchildren; brother: Leamon (Margie) Quillen, Faye (Gene) Kilpatrick, Modeine (William) Dixon, Jannice Holt,several nieces,nephews, and beloved friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; stillborn son: Jason Tanner; brothers: Thomas Quillen, and Arthur Quillen; sisters: Marie Hensley, Ruby Talley, Sue Hensley, Veda Qualls, Shirley Thompson, Evelyn Hensley and Eula Quillen.
Services will be Sunday, December 5, 2021, at 2:00 PM at Springer Church of Christ, 1789 Summertown Hwy in Hohenwald, Tennessee. Burial to follow at Springer Cemetery. Family will visit with friends on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Williams Funeral Home, Columbia from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers: Michael Tanner, Andrew Arledge, Shawn Logue, Tanner Logue, Brent McClain, Dalton Edwards, Joshua Francis, Jeremiah Francis, and Brady Johns, Austin Staggs, Levi Carroll & Lochlan Dalton.
Williams Funeral Home, Columbia, Tennessee is assisting with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at