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Mary A. Vandiver

October 30, 1936 — February 18, 2024

Bolivar, TN

Mary A. Vandiver, age 87, of Bolivar, departed this life Sunday, February 18, 2024, at Baptist-Reynolds Hospice House in Collierville, TN.

She was a native of Hardeman County and grew up on the family farm, the daughter of the late Robert O. and Sadie Hanna Sisco.  A 1954 graduate of Bolivar Central High School, she married Mr. Donald C. "Sonny" Vandiver on October 30, 1954 in Ripley, MS.  They moved to Chicago where they lived before returning to Tennessee to reside in Memphis from 1960 -1994.  The Vandiver's retired back to Hardeman County and Mr. Vandiver passed from this life on September 11, 2015.  

Mrs. Vandiver worked as office manager and bookkeeper for J. Morgan Newbern and for Catherine's, both in Memphis.  She was a member of Bolivar First Baptist Church where she attended faithfully for 25 years.  Mary was always an athletic person and, in her later years, enjoyed playing golf with her friends at the Hardeman County Golf & Country Club.  She built her life around her faith and her family never wavering in her commitment to both.

She leaves her son, Ronnie Vandiver of Bolivar and his significant other, Marilyn Albert; also, nieces, nephews and other extended family.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Thearp; and a brother, Robert William Sisco.

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Bolivar

109 Mecklinburg Drive, Bolivar, TN 38008

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

1:00 - 1:45 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Bolivar

109 Mecklinburg Drive, Bolivar, TN 38008

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

2:15 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

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