Tucker, Cora I. (Menlo)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Cora Tucker, 88, of Menlo, Ga., died Friday, May 25, 2012, at her home. 

She was born in Trion, Ga. on February 13, 1924, daughter of the late W.H. and Dora Rape Spraggins. She was a lifetime member of the Alpine Community Church graduating from Menlo High School in 1942, where she played on the girls basketball team. She was a retiree of the sample department of Best Mfg. Company. 

Mrs. Tucker was preceded in death by her husband, the late Roy Lesley Tucker; a grandson, Brian Avery Tucker; sisters, Ruth Della Monica, Charlsie Mae (Charlie) Miller, Louise (Shug) Martin and Beatrice (Pete) Hall; brothers, Julius (Duke) Spraggins, D.W. (Bawdy) Spraggins, Andrew (Snowball) Spraggins and D.F. (Sike) Spraggins. 

Surviving are sons & daughters-in-law, Dennis & Jeannie Tucker and Ralph & Martha Tucker all of Menlo; grandsons, Shane Tucker and Jason & Rebecca Tucker all of Menlo; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Alpine Community Church Sunday, May 27 at 2 p.m. with brothers Tommy Pledger and Doug Ledford officiating. Interment will follow in the Alpine Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Shane Tucker, Jason Tucker, Mike Martin, Jeff Martin, Ronnie Spraggins and Lamar Spraggins. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Congregation of Alpine Community Church. 

The Family will receive friends Saturday, May 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. She will also lie in state at the Church Sunday, May 27 from 1-2 p.m. 

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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