Marine Bumbalough – November 4, 2023

Information courtesy of Hunter Funeral Home.

Marine Bumbalough, age 83, of Cookeville, Tennessee, passed away on November 4, 2023, in Apopka, Florida. She was born on February 14, 1940. Marine was a brilliant homemaker, devoted wife of 59 years to Terry Bumbalough, loving mother of two children, grandmother (Emma) to five grandchildren and blessed by many great friendships. Marine was an artist, known for her talent in painting. She started her artistic journey when her husband went to Vietnam, and she began creating beautiful paintings. Over time, her passion evolved into craft books, and collectible dolls that were cherished by collectors across America. She created art pieces under the label ‘Sweet Expressions’, referencing lyrics from the hymn ‘Sweet, Sweet Spirit’ by Doris Mae Akers, and for the doll’s unique hand painted faces that highlight the individual qualities of all God’s people.

Marine is survived by her loving husband, Terry Bumbalough, her sister Hellan (Teen) Shown, her son Randy Bumbalough, and five grandsons: Whitten, Alex and Rhye Bumbalough, and Parker and Chase Robinson. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Marci Robinson, her parents, Orley and Dorothy Maynard, and her sisters, Barbara Thomas, and Mable Willoughby.


A visitation will be held from 1pm to 3pm, January 20, 2024, followed by a short service celebrating this Christian life at 3pm, in the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta, Tennessee.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Marine Bumbalough.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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