Mrs. Tant

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL -

Mrs. Freida Tant, age 67, of Rock­mart passed away Wed­nes­day, Sept. 7, 2016 at her res­i­dence.

She was born in Aragon on June 17, 1949 a daugh­ter of the late Ce­cil and Frances John­son Teems. Mrs. Tant had lived the greater part of her life in Polk County and was a for­mer em­ployee of the Polk School Dis­trict.

She was Bap­tist by faith and along with her late hus­band, Rev. Wayne Tant had been mem­bers of the Spring­dale Bap­tist Church, Unity Hill Bap­tist Church and Lee’s Chapel Bap­tist Church where he had served as Pas­tor.

She loved to cro­chet and en­joyed col­lect­ing bas­kets.

In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, Mrs. Tant was pre­ceded in death by hus­band Wayne in 2007 by a daugh­ter Les­lie Tant in 1971 and a sis­ter, An­nette Teems in 1972.

She is sur­vived by two sons: Rusty Tant (Kristie) and Chris Tant (Gwen); four grand­sons: Wy­att, Gabe, Slade and Cameron Tant; sis­ter, Yvonne Owens (Ed); two brothers: Michael Teems (Teresa) and Greg Teems (Robyn) all of Rock­mart; a num­ber of nieces and neph­ews also sur­vive.

Funeral ser­vices were held Fri­day, Sept. 9, 2016 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Mr. Kelly McDur­mon de­liv­er­ing a eu­logy and Rev. Butch Tant of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment fol­lowed in the Aragon Ceme­tery.

Pall­bear­ers in­cluded: Hugh Teems, Ed­die Teems, Con­nor Teems, Cameron Tant, Slade Tant and Monty Owens. Honorary pall­bear­ers were: Ed Owens, Jerry McDur­mon and Wal­ter Rad­ford.

In lieu of flow­ers memo­rial gifts may be made in her honor to Easter Seals, 1200 Lake Hearn Dr., Suite 250 Atlanta, Ga., 30319 or the char­ity of your choice.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of ar­range­ments for the funeral of Mrs. Freida Tant.

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