6/14/15 —– Mary Jane McAlister

flower 19Mrs. Mary Jane McAlister, age 87 of Manchester, Tennessee passed from this life on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. McAlister was preceded in death by her parents, A.W. and Ethel Shipley Smith, husband of sixty-six years, C.A. “Bud” McAlister, two sisters, and three brothers.

She is survived by four daughters, Teresa Brown and husband L.A. of Hendersonville, Tennessee, Susan Jernigan and husband Mike of Tullahoma, Tennessee, Robin Shofner and husband Jack of Manchester, Tennessee, Anita Callaway and husband Mike of St. Simon Island, Georgia, one sister, Corrine Arnwine of Knoxville, Tennessee, twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Mrs. McAlister was a member of the First Baptist Church in Manchester for over sixty years. She was very active in the Home Demonstration Club, the Ladies Auxiliary, and the Family and Community Education Clubs. Mrs. McAlister volunteered in the school system and enjoyed helping others. Her family and her faith were her life. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary Jane McAlister will be conducted on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Dr. Brenton Cox officiating.

Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens, Tullahoma, Tennessee.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 12 Noon until the time of the service at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel, Manchester, Tennessee.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund or to the Lottie Moon offering.

COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MARY JANE McALISTER.