Alice Van Meter Bagci

Date of death: 07/20/2010

Date of birth: 03/30/1938

Age at death: 72

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Sarah Alice Van Meter Bagci, 72, of Cookeville, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 23, at Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today, Thursday, July 22, and from 9 a.m. until time of services on Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Bagci died Tuesday, July 20, 2010, in Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was born March 30, 1938, in Hartshorne, Okla., to the late Austin Van Meter and Liddie Van Meter Nace.

Mrs. Bagci worked as a Kindergarten teacher at Uffelman Elementary School for 26 years before her retirement. She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher's Sorority, the Symposium Society, the Master Singers, and was a professionally trained opera singer.

She graduated from Oklahoma State University, then received her master's degree and Ed.S from Tennessee Tech University. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife and a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

Her family includes a daughter and son-in-law, Cemile H. and Robert Logue of Hendersonville; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ismail and Lisa Bagci, Attila C. Bagci and Ali C. and Michelle Bagci, all of Cookeville; five granddaughters, Brittany, Crystal and Madison Bagci, all of Cookeville, and Isabella Sarah Emily and Julia Katherine Logue, both of Hendersonville; two grandsons, Reagan Bagci of Cookeville and Jeffrey Neal Logue of Hendersonville; a sister, Billie Jean Miller of Hartshorne; three brothers, John Van Meter of Hartshorne, Lonnie R. Nace of Kathleen, Ga., and Ronnie R. Nace of Locus Grove, Okla.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Cemil Bagci, and two brothers, Robert L. and Jack C. Van Meter.

Dr. Randy Adkisson will officiate at the services.

Please visit her Web site at to sign the online guest gook and to send a message to the family.

From: The Herald-Citizen (Cookeville, TN) - July 23, 2010.

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