Earlene Gatlin Flynn
August 2, 1929 -
November 1, 2020

Visitation

Service 

November 4, 2020
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

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.

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22 Comments

  1. Mrs. CF Doud

    So sorry for your loss. I lost CF one Nov 2nd and learned of Earline’s passing while in Vanderbilt a couple days later. Earline was always so nice and we would visit at Donaldson and loved going there to sing gospel music and have prayer. Sharing your loss. Love Charlotte Doud.

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  2. Cheryl Albury

    I am so sorry for your loss
    I was one of Mrs. Earlene’s nurses, she was such a special person. I enjoyed our conversations

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  3. Cindy Manley

    Teresa, so very sorry for your loss! Earlene was such a special person, and I’m sending love and prayers to comfort you during this difficult time. Love you all! Cindy

    Reply
  4. Mike and Jeanie Hyde

    We are so sooty for the loss of your Mother.
    You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  5. Julia A Atchley

    So Sorry to hear about Earlene she was a wonderful and nice lady her and Clifford was such awesome people the whole family is nice our prayers go out to all of you Julia and Myles

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  6. Anita Graham

    Jackie & Teresa, so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a sweet lady. Prayers for you and your family.

    Reply
  7. Carol Dempsey

    So sorry for your loss. Love working with her at Goodman she was a sweet lady

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  8. Debbie Morris

    So sad to hear this. Mrs. Earlene was one of the sweetest ladies I’ve known. Prayers for all family…

    Reply
  9. Billy Gray

    Jackie, I am sorry to hear of your moms passing. You are in my prayers .

    Reply
  10. Melissa McCool

    To the Family
    I am so sorry for the loss of Mrs. Earlene. I helped take care of her when I was able to work at the nursing home. We were friends. She loved for me to sing to her. Her song she loved was I want to stroll over heaven with you. I would visit with her until they had to stop the visits because of the coronovirus. I miss her and all of the other residents and staff. A loving friend Melissa

    Reply
  11. Marcella scott

    So sorry to hear loved my visits with ms. Erline at Donaldson. Loved her dearly

    Marcella Scott

    Reply
  12. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Teresa, I’m sorry for your loss. May God provide comfort

    Reply
  13. Nancy woods

    So sorry for your loss I hv known Earlene for years was a very kind person

    Reply
  14. Cordelia Tanner

    I am so sorry for your loss. When our church family came to sing at Donaldson, I made it a point to go to her room to talk and bring her out to dining room to sing with us. I always told her I was her neighbor from Taft. Love and prayers. Cordelia Luna Tanner

    Reply
  15. Lynn Brown

    So sorry for the loss of your mother, Teresa,. Prayers for you and your family.

    Reply
  16. Dennis Massey

    Jackie & Teresa, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Blessed know that both of you and your family are in my prayers. John 16:22

    Reply
  17. Dennis Massey

    Jackie & Teresa, I’m so sorry to hear about your mother. Please know that both of you and your family are in my prayers. John 16-22

    Reply
  18. Anne Beddingfield

    I extend my deepest condolences to you all for the loss of Aunt Earlene. My heart is broken for you all. Prayers for comfort and peace during this most difficult time.

    Reply
  19. Celia H. Mance

    Teresa,
    I am so sorry to hear about your sweet mom. I will be thinking about you in the days ahead.
    Celia Hyde Mance

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  20. Tammy Bigham Dean

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. Praying for peace and comfort for your family.
    Love you all!
    Tammy

    Reply
  21. Lenace Hyde

    Mrs Teresa and family,
    Prayers are with you during the loss of your Mother. I always enjoyed speaking with her when I would visit with my Grandmother at Donalson.
    Lenace Hyde

    Reply
  22. Mary Milstead Clay

    Leigh Ann, I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Reply

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22 Comments

  1. Mrs. CF Doud

    So sorry for your loss. I lost CF one Nov 2nd and learned of Earline’s passing while in Vanderbilt a couple days later. Earline was always so nice and we would visit at Donaldson and loved going there to sing gospel music and have prayer. Sharing your loss. Love Charlotte Doud.

    Reply
  2. Cheryl Albury

    I am so sorry for your loss
    I was one of Mrs. Earlene’s nurses, she was such a special person. I enjoyed our conversations

    Reply
  3. Cindy Manley

    Teresa, so very sorry for your loss! Earlene was such a special person, and I’m sending love and prayers to comfort you during this difficult time. Love you all! Cindy

    Reply
  4. Mike and Jeanie Hyde

    We are so sooty for the loss of your Mother.
    You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  5. Julia A Atchley

    So Sorry to hear about Earlene she was a wonderful and nice lady her and Clifford was such awesome people the whole family is nice our prayers go out to all of you Julia and Myles

    Reply
  6. Anita Graham

    Jackie & Teresa, so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a sweet lady. Prayers for you and your family.

    Reply
  7. Carol Dempsey

    So sorry for your loss. Love working with her at Goodman she was a sweet lady

    Reply
  8. Debbie Morris

    So sad to hear this. Mrs. Earlene was one of the sweetest ladies I’ve known. Prayers for all family…

    Reply
  9. Billy Gray

    Jackie, I am sorry to hear of your moms passing. You are in my prayers .

    Reply
  10. Melissa McCool

    To the Family
    I am so sorry for the loss of Mrs. Earlene. I helped take care of her when I was able to work at the nursing home. We were friends. She loved for me to sing to her. Her song she loved was I want to stroll over heaven with you. I would visit with her until they had to stop the visits because of the coronovirus. I miss her and all of the other residents and staff. A loving friend Melissa

    Reply
  11. Marcella scott

    So sorry to hear loved my visits with ms. Erline at Donaldson. Loved her dearly

    Marcella Scott

    Reply
  12. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Teresa, I’m sorry for your loss. May God provide comfort

    Reply
  13. Nancy woods

    So sorry for your loss I hv known Earlene for years was a very kind person

    Reply
  14. Cordelia Tanner

    I am so sorry for your loss. When our church family came to sing at Donaldson, I made it a point to go to her room to talk and bring her out to dining room to sing with us. I always told her I was her neighbor from Taft. Love and prayers. Cordelia Luna Tanner

    Reply
  15. Lynn Brown

    So sorry for the loss of your mother, Teresa,. Prayers for you and your family.

    Reply
  16. Dennis Massey

    Jackie & Teresa, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Blessed know that both of you and your family are in my prayers. John 16:22

    Reply
  17. Dennis Massey

    Jackie & Teresa, I’m so sorry to hear about your mother. Please know that both of you and your family are in my prayers. John 16-22

    Reply
  18. Anne Beddingfield

    I extend my deepest condolences to you all for the loss of Aunt Earlene. My heart is broken for you all. Prayers for comfort and peace during this most difficult time.

    Reply
  19. Celia H. Mance

    Teresa,
    I am so sorry to hear about your sweet mom. I will be thinking about you in the days ahead.
    Celia Hyde Mance

    Reply
  20. Tammy Bigham Dean

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. Praying for peace and comfort for your family.
    Love you all!
    Tammy

    Reply
  21. Lenace Hyde

    Mrs Teresa and family,
    Prayers are with you during the loss of your Mother. I always enjoyed speaking with her when I would visit with my Grandmother at Donalson.
    Lenace Hyde

    Reply
  22. Mary Milstead Clay

    Leigh Ann, I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Reply

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