Family graveside service for Ms. Earlene Gatlin Flynn, age 91, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Kirkland Cemetery with Rev. Don Gatlin officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the service. Family members may meet at Higgins Funeral Home at 12:00 PM to depart to the cemetery.
Earlene was born on August 2, 1929 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Clarence Early and Kate Ray Gatlin. Earlene worked at Serbin for twenty two years and later retired from Goodman Manufacturing. She enjoyed sewing and was a perfectionist with her work. She was a member of the Kirkland Baptist Church. Earlene passed away on November 1, 2020 at Lincoln Medical Center.
Earlene is survived by her son, Jackie Flynn of Fayetteville; daughter, Teresa (Doug) Strong of Fayetteville; sister, Wynona Shannon of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Leigh Ann Flynn of Fayetteville, Jay Strong of Fayetteville, and Cassie (Hank) Gray of Fort Leavenworth, KS; great-grandchildren, Breanna and Brinnley Flynn of Fayetteville and Charlotte Gray of Fort Leavenworth, KS; she is also survived by many special nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Flynn; brother, Clarence Gatlin; and sisters, Emogene McBay and Ruth Key.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Juniors House, 704 Maple Street, West, Fayetteville, TN 37334.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ms. Earlene Gatlin Flynn.