Belle Tatum, 89


Mrs. Belle Tatum, 89, of Swainsboro, passed away Monday, September 19, 2022, at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 21, at Hawhammock Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Cail Pressey officiating. Interment followed in Swainsboro City Cemetery. The family received friends from 10 until 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at Hawhammock Missionary Baptist Church.

Pallbearers were Mrs. Tatum’s grandsons.

Mrs. Tatum was born February 1, 1933, in Swainsboro, to Sarah Hall. She was a Gideon Auxiliary and a member of Hawhammock Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Tatum is preceded in death by her mother; and sister.

Mrs. Tatum is survived by her husband of 68 years, Doyle Tatum of Swainsboro; sons, Philip Tatum of Swainsboro and Bill Tatum (April) of Rutherfordton, NC; daughters, Michelle Stanford (T.K.) of Gatlinburg, TN, Elizabeth Black and Emily Tatum, both of Swainsboro; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several other family members; and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International.

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.