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Ernest R. Tanner, Russell Co., KY (1918-2011)

A Russell County icon is gone. Legendary restaurateur Ernest Tanner ran Tanner's Restaurant on Monument Square in Jamestown for 49 years. He was a World War II Army Air Force veteran. A native of Tennessee and he died in his native state, but his earthly remains will be interred in the city and county his life is inextricably linked with, Jamestown, Russell Co, KY

Ernest R. Tanner, 93, Clarksville, TN, formerly of Russell Co., KY, died Sunday, November 27, 2011, at Gateway Medical Center, Clarksville, TN.

The funeral service will be Thursday, December 1, 2011, at 10amCT, at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 North Main Street, Jamestown, KY with Bro.Tony Stephens officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at 5:30pmCT at the funeral home. Burial will be in Jamestown Cemetery, North Main Street, Jamestown, KY.

Ernest R. Tanner, Russell Co., KY (1918-2011)

He was born Sunday, April 28, 1918, in Wartburg, Morgan County, TN. He was the son of the late John Tanner and the late Maude (Williams) Tanner. He died died Sunday, November 27, 2011, in Clarksville, Montgomery County, TN, at the age of 93, 6 months, and 29 days.

He is survived by the following:
  • Step son: Gerald Sinclair, Clarksville, TN

  • Brother: Nick Tanner, Wartburg, TN

  • Three step grandchildren

  • Eight step great grandchildren
He owned and ran Tanners Restaurant in Jamestown, KY, for 49 years. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a Captain in World War II.

Besides his wife he was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Billy, and Holman Tanner; and one sister, Mary Martha Bush.

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