G. E. "Bo" Tanner
1995

G. E. "Bo" Tanner of Fort Oglethorpe, GA., died Thursday, Nov. 16, 1995. He was 63.
   He was a native of Jasper, Tenn., but had lived in Fort Oglethorpe for the past 30 years.
    He retired from his position with Overnite Transportation after 20 year of service and was of the Methodist faith.
    A well-known Blue Grass musician, he won several awards in the Fiddlers and Blue Grass Convention.  Most recently, he won First Place in the guitar and mandolin competitions at the 1890 Days Jamboree.
    He was the son of the late Joe and Edna Pittman Tanner and brother of the late Emma Tanner and Lillian Stanga. 
    Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Tanner; three sons, Wayne, Eddie and Jason, all of Rossville, GA; one daughter, Debbie Smith, Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.; two sisters, Betty Millraney and Thelma McGuire; both of McMinnville, Tenn; two brothers, Sam and Sherman, both of Chattanooga and three grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with Rev. Rex Mayo officiating.
    Burial will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.
Chattanooga News-Free Press, Nov. 19,1995

Submitted by June Tanner Cooper.
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