Dorothy Carolyn Tatum, 95, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. She was devoted member of First Methodist Church in Scottsboro.

As a young lady, she enjoyed traveling worldwide with a career in journalism. She later devoted her time caring for aging parents. She relocated in Scottsboro to be close to family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Florence and Edgar Tatum; brother, Edgar Tatum Jr. and special friend, Evelyn Harper.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Barbara Akin; special friends and grandchildren of Ms. Harper: Amanda Proctor, Allen York, Gary Wilson and Cindy Miller.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Methodist Church of Scottsboro in her memory.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at 12:30 p.m., at Rudder Funeral Home in Scottsboro with Dr. Steve Screws officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. until time of service.

Online condolences may be made at www.rudderfuneralhomes.com.

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