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Sara "Sally" Roland Wallace

April 25, 1948 — May 26, 2023

Sara (Sally) Jean Roland Wallace, age 75, died on Friday, May 26, 2023, at her home with her husband by her side. Born on April 25th, 1948, in Henderson, TN, she was the daughter of William Levi and Dorothy Austin Roland.

She graduated from North Side High School in 1966 where she served as the Senior Class President, being the first female to serve as class president at North Side. She attended Lambuth College from 1966-1970, receiving her B.S. degree in elementary education. While there, she was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority and was crowned Tennessee State Fairest of the Fair, Miss Lambuth, and Lambuth Homecoming Queen. In 1967, she married James (Jimmy) Hal Wallace, Jr.

From 1970-1978, she taught various elementary grades at the former Old Hickory Academy. Returning to Lambuth from 1978-1980, she received her degree in interior design and practiced as a commercial interior designer. Also a general contractor, she was co-owner of The Wallace Company.

Active in the community, Sally was a member of several clubs and organizations, such as the Jackson Cotillion Club, Junior Women’s Club, Jackson-Madison County Homebuilders Association, and Madison County Republican Women. She also served on the board of directors for the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation, Hollywood Cemetery Association, and Poplar Corner Cemetery Association. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Jackson

Gardening and decorating the cabin on her farm were her hobbies. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren and going on trips and adventures with them. She also enjoyed traveling with friends.

Sally is survived by her husband, Jimmy, of Beech Bluff, TN; her daughter, Lee Driver (Todd), of Jackson TN, and grandchildren, Blair Driver, Ellen Driver, and Wallace Driver.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother William Levi Roland, Jr., and her sister, Dianne Kail.

SERVICE: A memorial visitation with Sally’s family will be on Friday, June 9, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00p.m. at Arrington Funeral Directors. There will be no formal service.

Sally asked that memorial donations be made to Poplar Corner Cemetery Association c/o Joe Roland, 118 Adair Rd. Jackson, TN 38305, the American Cancer Society, 5010 Wheelis Drive, Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38117, or online at , or to the charity of one’s choice.

Isaiah 41:10

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