Tabatha Jean Marlow, Rocky Top

Tabatha Jean Marlow, age 51, of Rocky Top, Tennessee went to be with the Lord on July 31, 2021, at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Tabatha was born in Toledo, Ohio on December 12, 1969, and spent summers with her aunt Nancy, and double first cousins, Scott and Lucy, who she considered brother and sister. It was during her summers in Tennessee where she met Greg, who she married on July 12, 1986. After they married, they then had their daughter, Melissa Renea Marlow Babb on February 1, 1988, and then their son, Gregory Blake Marlow on September 18, 1992. She was baptized at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Rocky Top and was a member at Island Ford Baptist Church. She had two grandchildren, Riley Babb who was born on December 8, 2005, and Madison Babb, who was born on September 22, 2008. Tabatha loved to spend time with her grandkids and especially enjoyed watching them swim. She enjoyed spending time with her sister, Jamie Wagner Taylor, and niece Sagan Taylor. Tabatha loved to watch Gunsmoke, quilting when she was able, as well as crafts. Tabatha loved her animals Ellie, Lillie Mae, Boomer, Paisley, Scarlett, and Tulley.

Tabatha is preceded in death by her grandparents: Roy and Carylee Martin, and George and Wilma Miles, and uncles: Steve Miles, Lawrence Martin, and Mike Martin.

Survivors Include:

Husband   Greg Marlow of Rocky Top

Father   Jim and Susan Martin of Rocky Top

Mother   Danna and Jerry Wagner of Caryville

Daughter   Melissa and Dustin Babb of Rocky Top

Son   Blake Marlow and Sheree of Clinton

Grandchildren   Madison and Riley

Granddogs   Boomer, Paisley, Scarlett, and Tulley

Sister   Jamie and Shannon Taylor and daughter Sagan of Caryville

Uncles   David Miles of Rocky Top

              Don Miles of Rocky Top

              Clay Miles of Rocky Top

              Howard Martin of Rocky Top

Aunts   Nancy Martin of Rocky Top

            Diane Maupin of Rocky Top

            Wilma Henegar of Oak Ridge

Special Cousins Scott and Lucy of Rocky Top

Special Friend   Karen Varwig of Toledo, Ohio

Father in Law and Mother in Law   Lowell and Diane Marlow of Rocky Top

Numerous cousins, family members, and friends are left to mourn Tabatha’s passing.

Visitation: 5:00  PM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Rocky Top.

Funeral Service: 7:00 PM, Tuesday, August 3, 2021, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Scott Martin and Rev. Mitchell Wilson officiating.

Family and Friends will meet at 10:15 AM on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at Hatmaker Funeral Home to go in procession to Oak Grove Cemetery in Rocky Top for an 11:00 AM graveside service. She was a people person who was most happy when she had company. Tabatha was a strong woman and a fighter who overcame a lot of things that doctors never thought she would have.  

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