C. Clyde Tanner, 45, district circulation manager for the Chattanooga
times and stationed at Tullahoma, Tenn., was killed instantly early this
morning, September 25, 1951, when a panel truck he was driving left the
Whitwell-Palmer Highway near Griffith's Creek.
Tanner, a former Chattanoogan, had only moved to
Tullahoma about six months ago, had just delivered newspapers here ad was
en route to Palmer, Coalmont, Tracy City, Monteagle, Sewanee, Cowan,
Winchester, Decherd, Manchester, Tullahoma and Shelbyville when he was
killed. He received chest, head and leg injuries.
Mr. tanner is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sally
Tanner; two sons, Charles Clyde, Jr., Chattanooga; LeBron Tanner, San
Diego; one daughter Mrs. Kathleen Tanner Wright, Chattanooga; three
sisters, Mrs. R.L. Owen, Chattanooga, Mrs. Ed Turner, Mobile; Mrs.
Lawrence Mason, South Pittsburg; five brothers, S.D. South Pittsburg, A.
J. Manchester, R. A., H. T. and J. G.
Funeral services will be Thursday afternoon at
1:30 p.m. from the chapel of National Funeral Home, Chattanooga, with
the Revs. Ralph Field and Tom Smith officiating. Burial will follow
in Greenwood Cemetery.
Chattanooga Times, September 26, 1951