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Gerald Ray Tarrance, Sr.

May 26, 1941 — June 24, 2015

Southaven, MS –


74, was born May 26, 1941 in Memphis, TN and passed away

June 24, 2015

at Baptist Memorial Hospital – DeSoto. He was a former truck driver for Powell Truckline for several years and was a public works employee for the City of Southaven for over 30 years. Mr. Tarrance was a shriner, a mason, was a former deputy with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department and was a former officer for the Southaven Police Department. He is survived by one son, Gerald Ray Tarrance, Jr. and his wife, Audrey of Independence, MS; one daughter, Donna Tarrance Bell and her husband, Mickey of Southaven; one sister, Shirley Pratt of Crosby, TX; three grandchildren, James Tarrance and his wife, Toni, Jennifer Tarrance, and Douglas Bell and his wife, Rachel; and four great grandchildren, Ava Tarrance, Addi Tarrance, Sophie Tarrance, and Oliver Bell.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Ressie Tarrance and two sisters, Ann Phillips and Evelyn Dodds.  Visitation will be

Monday, June 29


10 a.m.

until the service begins at

11:30 a.m.

at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven.  Burial will follow in Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens in Southaven.
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