Nina Dunn

Nina Pearl Dunn (Duke)

Wednesday, April 16th, 1952 - Monday, October 5th, 2020
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Nina Pearl Dunn, 68 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed from this life on Monday, October 5, 2020, at home surrounded by her family.

Born Wednesday, April 16, 1952 in Carthage, Tennessee, to the late Lilllie Pearl Sircy Duke.

Nina enjoyed shopping and browsing at flea markets and yard sales. She was a homemaker, loved gardening, canning, sewing and cooking. She gave all that she had.
Her world was her family, especially her grandbabies. She lived for others and never grew tired of making sure her family was taken care of.

Surviving are ex-husband and friend of 54 years Gary Eugene Dunn of Baxter, TN.

1 daughter, Dana (Doug) Garrett Coleman of Cookeville, TN.

1 son:
Lynn (Christy Stewart) Dunn of Baxter, TN

4 grandchildren
Tanner Garrett, Laken Garrett, Brooklyn Dunn, and Christopher Dunn.

5 great-grandchildren
Briley, Brylan, Ryder, Hadley Garrett and Makenzee Anders
She raised Briley until 2 months ago.

3 sisters:
Brenda Migliore, best friend (partner in crime), of Cookeville, TN. Brenda provided round the clock, loving care throughtout Nina's short illness.
Judy (Mike) Morris of Ashland City, TN
Wanda Smith of Cookeville, TN

2 brothers:
Lloyd (Sarah) Duke of Knoxville, TN
Floyd Duke of Lebanon, TN

In addition to her mother, she is preceded in death by sister Laverne Wilson.

Pallbearers will be Stevie Dunn, Larry Dunn, Tanner Garrett, Mark Robertson, Greg Phillips, Gregory "Bear" Phillips and Christopher Dunn.

Funeral services for Nina will be at held Thursday October 8, 2020 beginning at 11:00 am from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with the Larry Dunn officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery on Cookeville Boat Dock Road in Baxter, TN.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday October 7, from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 3:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 11:00am
    Crest Lawn Funeral Home
    800 West Jackson Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
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    Larry Dunn
  • Interment

    Pleasant View Cemetery
    Cookeville Boat Dock Rd
    Baxter, TN 38544
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Travis and Julie Burton

Posted at 05:03pm
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Joe Duncan

Posted at 09:51am
Hated to hear of Nina's passing. She was a wonderful person to work with. Great cook! My condolences to Dana and Lynn. Joe Duncan

Jenifer Stevens (JJ)

Posted at 08:43am
I wish I could be there Dana. I will have you and your family in my heart and prayers. Please let me know if I can do anything. Love you my friend.
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Randal Allen

Posted at 09:07pm
I remember Nina working at Fleetguard. She was a nice woman. She had a pleasant atmosphere when around me.

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