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Dorethe Louise Pigg Tucker Passes Away

Wednesday, January 11, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Dorethe Louise Pigg Tucker, age 97, of Murfreesboro passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Mrs. Tucker was a native of Scottsville, AR and the daughter of the late William Henderson and Louise Walker Pigg. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Houston Clay Tucker who died in 1997 and brother, W. H. Pigg, Jr. who died in 2015.

Funeral service will be 2:00pm Wednesday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Rev. Ann Benson will officiate. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Tucker is survived by her son, Clark Tucker of Jacksonville Beach, FL, daughter, Susan Collins and her husband Cooper of Salida, CO, brother, James E. Pigg of Shelbyville, grandchildren, Hugh "Bud" Wilson, John Clark Tucker and Robert Clay Tucker.

Mrs. Tucker was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Ward Belmont College in Nashville and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. For twenty- five years she served as director of Theatre at MTSU, Tucker Theatre, which was named in honor of her and her late husband, Houston Clay Tucker. During that time she was a charter member of the Tennessee Theater Association and served one term as president. After retirement her retirement from MTSU, she became Professor Emeritus.

Memorials may be made to The Dorethe Tucker Scholarship Fund at MTSU in her memory. Visitation will be from 12noon until 2:00pm Wednesday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel.

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