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“I am so sorry to hear the sad news of Mrs. Blocker passing. I have fond memories of her and her children. The Harrington family has always valued...Read More »
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“Our thoughts and prayers for the family during this time of sorrow. Sorry for your loss. Allen and Maud Cain ”
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“I have fond memories of your mom when we were all growing up on 13th st. She was always so nice to me, and always had a beautiful smile on her face....Read More »
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“My thoughts and condolences to your sorry to hear about Mrs. Blocker... ”
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“My condolences go out to all the family. Diane(Harvey)Hutcherson ”
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“I know in my heart Mama Hattie is at rest with the Lord. She was loved by many and never will forget the love she had for her family and friends. You...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Pamela Titus - columbia, TN

“My friends, please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss. Y'all will be in my thoughts and Prayers always! God Bless!!! ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Dale Tomlin - Columbia, TN

“Larry, my thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Debbie @ Graybar ”
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“Michelle , I am so sorry for your loss ! Please ' if you need anything ' let me know . My Prayers are with you , Paige and Briston ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Jan Roberts - Culleoka, TN

“Carolyn, so sorry for your loss. Love Carolyn & Jesse Harrell ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Jesse & Carolyn Harrell - TN

“Oh Granny, I have so many wonderful memories of growing up with you as my Granny. You were one of the best, you let me lick the beaters and the bowl,...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Michele - Hermitage, TN

“Too all the family in memory of a wonderful person and a Grand Lady our prayers are with all of you that you find comfort in that she is at peace and...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Dennis Alexander - TN

“My dear sweet Mama Hattie!I will so miss seeing you on Sundays sitting there on the couch smiling at me!you have always made me feel loved and i am...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: darlene taylor - columbia, TN

“Odell and Lavonda --- I'm so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I still have fond memories of our school age days at Highland Park and riding a...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Linda (Cothron) Upton - AL

“Stacy and the Blocker family. Prayers and condolences go out to your family over the lose of your Grandmother. ”
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Mrs. Hattie Tinsley Blocker, 95, former employee of Lasko Metal Products and resident of Riverside Drive, died Thursday, February 14, 2013 at Maury Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Theodore Durham officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 2:00 - 8:00 P.M. and Sunday after 12:00 noon at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered online at

The Hickman County native was the daughter of the late Grover Tinsley and Birdie Rebecca Goodwin Tinsley. On August 16, 1935 she married Ottis Odell Blocker who preceded her in death on September 25, 1992. In her early life, Mrs. Blocker operated several restaurants sharing her love of cooking with others. She also enjoyed gardening, quilting and was a very devoted mother and grandmother. She was a member of Thompson's Station Church of Christ.

Survivors include five daughters, Shirley Woods of Santa Fe; Lavonda Green of Summertown, Carolyn Taylor, Glenda Hannah, and Dianne Alexander, all of Columbia; four sons, Odell (Cathy) Blocker of Rally Hill Community; Jerry (Josephine) Blocker of Culleoka; Larry Wayne (Leona) Blocker and Randy Blocker, both of Columbia; half-brother, G. C. Tinsley of Hickman County; daughter-in-law, Margaret Blocker of Harrogate; 29 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren; and 26 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Vernon Blocker; two sisters, Irene Slate and Pauline Wade; three brothers, Cleveland Tinsley, Arthur Tinsley, and J. B. Tinsley; and three grandchildren, Keith Taylor, Cheyenne Blocker, and Patricia Blocker.

Active pallbearers will be Odell Blocker, Jerry Blocker, Larry Wayne Blocker, Randy Blocker, Ricky Taylor, Anthony Woods, Larry Wayne Blocker, Jr., and Jimmy Woods. Her grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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