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Tara Ann Caruthers-Richards was born on Nov. 15, 1973, and was called home on March 26, 2017. Tara was at home and surrounded by her loved ones.
She was a graduate of Cumberland County High School, Class of 1992. She was also a college graduate with her Medical Laboratory Technologist Degree and was employed at Tennova Medical Center of Turkey Creek in Knoxville, TN. Tara was a hard working wife, loving mother and the best daughter anyone could ask for.
She leaves behind so many loved family members and friends. Tara is survived by her mother, Peggy Payne (Jerry); father, Joe Caruthers (Linda Cardona-Caruthers); husband, Jerry Richards; and two children, Emily and Travis Richards.
Tara was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Earl and Anna Marie Dodson; and paternal grandparents, Lawrence R. Caruthers and Annie W. Garrison Caruthers.
The family received friends on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home with service to follow with Bro. Mike Kerley officiating. Burial will be in Crossville City Cemetery Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Published on March 28, 2017
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