Louella N. Tarver

Published 5:09 pm Friday, April 17, 2020

Mrs. Louella N. Tarver, 100, of Brookhaven, went to be with her Lord on April 15, 2020, at Haven Hall Health Center.

She was born on July 25, 1919, to the late Walter J Nettles and Fannie C. Nettles in Franklin County, MS.

Mrs. Louella was a graduate of Heuck’s Retreat High School. As a young person, she enjoyed working at the Boston Shoe Store.

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She inherited the desire for farm life from her parents. In 1942 she married Grady Tarver and they began dairy farming and raising cattle together.

They set an example for community and caregiving for others, that are evident in their families today. Her family is very blessed that she continued her desires and interests until the present time, and they too continue to share the values and joys through their relationships and activities of home, family, church, sports, cooking and growing flowers, as well as spending time with friends and reminiscing of those precious memories.

She was a member of Clear Branch Baptist Church and will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Grady Tarver, Sr; 3 brothers; 2 sisters; son, Gary Lynn Traver; grandson, Bradley Bowman; and son-in-law, William Bowman.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Grady “Butch” Tarver, Jr., and wife, Sharon and daughters, Linda Bowman and Martha Cloer.

She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Barry Bowman (Sheila), Beverly Johnston (Arthur), Kelly Earls (Clay), Klancey Brownlee (Kyle), Kacey Falvey (Randolph), Kevin Tarver (Romie) and Christine Hampton (Scott) along with a host of great and great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Memorials can be made to Clear Branch Baptist Church Building Fund.

There will be a private family graveside service at 2:30 pm on Friday, April 17 at Clear Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.