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Tamela "Tami" E. Carroll
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Tamela E. Carroll, 59 of Oak Ridge passed away at Methodist Medical Center on January 4, 2018.

She was born to parents John M. Chapman and Cindy Brackins Chapman in Erwin, Tennessee on March 7, 1958.

Tami enjoyed flower gardening and loved her dogs and cats.

She worked for The Oak Ridger for twenty-two plus years, beginning in the advertising department and later becoming interim General Manager. Tami also had a career with the United Way for over five years as the Resource Development Director.

Preceding her in death were her father, John M. Chapman and sister-in-law Martha L. Bridges.

Survivors include:
Husband, James A. “Alex” Carroll;
Mother, Cindy Brackins Chapman;
Brother, John Chapman;
Sisters, Cheryl Vesser, Linda Brackins and her husband, Mark, and Leslie Woodall and her husband, Jeff.
Mother-in-law, Nancy W. Carroll;
Sister-in-law, Cathy Freels and her husband, Doug;
Brother-in-law, Jake Bridges;
Aunt, Sheila Smith and her husband, Wayne;
Uncle, Russell Brackins and his wife, Ginger;
Multiple nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 5 – 7 PM at Weatherford Mortuary with a memorial service to follow at 7 PM.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Tami’s memory to charity of choice. An online guest book may be signed at

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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7:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830


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