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Barbara "B.J." Jean (Stamper) Fanning

September 4, 1933 ~ March 20, 2022 (age 88)


Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara "B.J." Jean Fanning, age 88 of Tullahoma, will be conducted at 1:00PM on Friday, March 25, 2022, at Tullahoma Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:00PM until the time of services at the funeral home.  Mrs. Fanning passed from this life on Sunday, March 20, 2022, in Shelbyville, TN.

Barbara was born on September 4, 1933, in Tullahoma, to the late Joseph and Pearl Foster Stamper. She was a machine operator for General Motors until her retirement. Barbara enjoyed sewing, gardening, baking, and riding her Tennessee Walking horse, but her greatest joy came from working for her Lord, especially singing in the gospel group “The Singing Notes” from Indiana.

In addition to her parents, Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, John T. Fanning, son, James Smith, Jr., daughters, Patricia and Teresa Smith, and sister, Jewell Primm. She is survived by her daughter, Victoria Lynn Smith, and son Juan Smith (Julie); several grandchildren and great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Smith; close special friends, Bob and Maureen Wagoner and their daughter, Trish; several extended family members and a host of friends.

Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the Fanning family.


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