Longtime Macon County dispatcher and beloved community member Jean McGuffey passed away after a bout with cancer on Tuesday, April 15.
Her former coworker, Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons, says that she will be sadly missed. Gammons worked alongside McGuffey before he was elected to Sheriff, and then she worked for him until her sickness forced her to retire, within the last two years.
“She was a great dispatcher,” Gammons said. “She was always concerned about the men and women, about their safety that she was sending the calls for. Also Miss Jean, she cared about the community—your problem was not too big or too small for her concern, to get a deputy dispatched to the scene. The lady would put numerous hours and stay over to make sure her job was done. About the last year, year and half of her employment, she was in charge of entering warrants into the system and went to a secretarial position, where she also succeeded and did a wonderful job.
“Miss Jean will be sadly missed; she's been missed since she was unable to work and will be missed even more now. We here at the Sheriff's office have wonderful memories to share of Miss Jean. She treated you as if you were her own child, and she was just a second mother to everyone here at the office.”
Her obituary reads as follows:
Jean Ann Fox McGuffey, age 63, of Lafayette, TN, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Macon County General Hospital. Funeral services for Jean Ann Fox McGuffey will be conducted Friday at 2 pm from the Alexander Funeral Home with Elder Ken Roark and Brother Mark Gammons officiating. Interment will follow in the Galen Cemetery. Family request Memorials in the form of Donations be made to Sherry's Run or her Grandchildren's College Fund.
Visitation will begin Wednesday at 5 pm and continue until Friday service time.
Jean is survived by: Daughter, Jennifer McGuffey Greer and husband Markus; Son, Jonathan McGuffey and Kelly McClanahan; Mother, Flora Fox; Brother, Johnny Fox; Grandson, Kaeden Artijen Greer, all of Lafayette; Granddaughter, Kennedy Nicole Greer of Bowling Green; Niece, Shelley Tabor Payne and husband Johnathan; Nephew, Justin Glenn Tabor; Brother-in-law, Darace Tabor all of Scottsville.