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Suzanne Elliot Donner

July 20, 1948 — March 1, 2023

Suzanne E. Donner, 74, of Franklin, formerly of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at her residence.  Born July 20, 1948, she is the daughter of the late R.E. “Dick” Donner and Martha Wheeler Donner Borthwick. She is the granddaughter of the late R.H. Wheeler.  Sue described herself as her father’s spiritual heir and had a zest for life.  She had a special gift of communication with all types of people and deeply touched the lives of those who knew her with her kind, caring nature and  generous ways.  She loved and lived the music, loved animals and football, loved helping out her friends, loved the peace of the seashore and was comfortable with herself and her God.  She went to school in Dyersburg, Philadelphia, Memphis and Florida.  She attended the University of Alabama and the University of Tennessee.  She traveled extensively meeting many people before settling down in Franklin with her soul mate, Larry Pierce.  She treasured her many musical memories she made over the years.  Sue adored her hillside property while watching the huge expansion in the Nashville area.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

She is survived by her brother, Richard Donner (Connie) of Dyersburg; her sister, Betsy Donner Bloch (John) of Guadalupita, NM; three nieces, Cheraton Dykes (Dale), Mary Anna Pritchett (Heath), both of Dyersburg, Nina Bloch Benard (Matt) of Tucker, GA; one nephew, Elliot Bloch (Tara) of Henderson, NV.; and many great nieces and nephews.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Red Cross or the American Lung Association.

“One measure of success is the number of people whose lives you have touched.” Anonymous

Cremation services are under the direction of Curry Funeral Home. We are privileged and honored to serve the Donner family. You may share your condolences and your memories with the family at


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