Mildred Monds Tanner



Mildred Monds Tanner Age 85, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, January 1, in a local Nursing Home.  She was a member of Ridgedale Church of Christ and was employed as a nurse for many years with Erlanger Hospital and Oak Manor Nursing Home on Dodds Avenue in Chattanooga.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Tanner, Sr.  Survivors: son, Robert A. Tanner, Jr., Chattanooga; daughters, Jeanette T. Farmer of Chattanooga and June T. Cooper of Ringgold, GA; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren.
She was descended from the prominent pioneer Fryar family from Wauhatchie, TN.  Her 4th great grandfather, Jeremiah Fryar, Sr., listed in 1778 on an Indian War roster.  He fought in John Sevier's Etowah Campaign in 1798 and also in the War of 1812 under the Company of Capt. William Christian in Roane County, TN.  He bought 160 acres of land in 1820 in the Mountain Creek area and settled with his family there. 
Graveside services were Friday, 11 a.m. at Lakewood Memory Gardens, east with minister John Cupp officiating.
Arrangements were by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. 

Obituary: January 1, 1998.


Submitted by June Cooper