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Dr. Mark Franklin Hartley

December 19, 1924 — May 22, 2014

Dr. Mark Franklin Hartley, age 89, of Waverly, TN, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Humphreys County Nursing Home in Waverly. Dr. Hartley was born December 19, 1924, in Vardaman, MS, to James Franklin and Mable Burke Hartley. He was married to Patricia Jean Oliphant Hartley. Dr. Hartley graduated from Vardaman High School, Ole Miss University in Mississippi, and earning his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He was a longtime Family Practice Physician in Sardis, MS and Waverly. He loved treating athletes, ministers, and fellow physicians of all fields, at no charge for his services. Dr. Hartley was a member of the American Medical Assoc., Mississippi Medical Assoc., Tennessee Medical Assoc., Elks Lodge and Lions Club in Mississippi, former Medical Examiner for Humphreys County, former Medical Director of Three Rivers Hospital, and Waverly Central High School Tiger Athletic Physician from 1975 to 1995. He was a member of Waverly First Baptist Church and a Sunday School teacher. He was an avid fisherman and gardener. Visitation with the family will be Sunday, May 25, 2014, from 4-8 p.m., and Monday, May 26, 2014, from 10 a.m. until funeral service time at 1 p.m., at the Luff-Bowen Funeral Home in Waverly, TN. Dr. Richard Bray will be officiating the service. Interment will follow in the Collier Cemetery in Waverly, TN. Active pallbearers will be Dr. Louis Anderson, L. M. Sceals, Bill White, Phil Daniel, Ray Hampton, Jr., and John Dampf. Survivors include: Wife: Patricia Jean Hartley, Waverly, TN 9 Children: Sandra Hartley Sarris (Chris), Austin, TX Nancy Hartley McDonald (Craig), Coldwater, MS Doug Hartley, Austin, TX Allison Hartley Patterson (Andy), Franklin, TN Kamela Jo "JoJo" Hartley Shields, Diokson, TN Chip Cullum, Franklin, TN Tarra Hartley Stephens (James), Lubbock, TX Amy Cullum, Waverly, TN Jamie Sue Hartley Stewart (Randy), Waverly, TN 13 Grandchildren 2 Great Grandchildren Numerous Nieces and Nephews Preceded in death by: 1 Son: Marlin Hartley Parents: James Franklin and Mable Burke Hartley 5 Siblings: Cooper Hartley, Sam Hartley, J. T. Hartley, Mary Hartley, and Joe Hartley LUFF-BOWEN FUNERAL HOME 2400 Hwy. 13 North Waverly, TN 37185 Telephone 931-296-2437 Obituary Line 931-296-3500
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