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Union City Insurance & BHD Insurance

315 South Second St. | P.O. Box 840
Union City, TN | 38261

Phone: 800.467.5453
Phone: 731.885.5453
Fax: 731.885.7059


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The Union City Insurance Agency has been in continuous operation in Union City for more than a century, with its beginning traced back to 1895. J.E. Beck, grandfather of E.B. Tanner, was the original founder. During the early years of Union City’s history Mayor W.J. Gardner operated the agency, and through the years several of Union City’s outstanding citizens have been connected with its operation. Among those were Walter Woosley, C.H. Cobb, Dave Peeler, O.E. Beck, C.E. Beck and Mayor J.A. Prieto.

In 1932 Walker Tanner became the active manager and continued until 1946 when his son, E.B. Tanner became a partner and active manager. E.B. Tanner remained active in the agency and was president of the board until his death in April 2004. Today, Congressman John Tanner, son of E.B. Tanner is president, Portis Tanner is Chief Operating Officer, and Al Oliver is Executive Vice President.

The Union City Insurance Agency has furnished a vital service to citizens of Obion County in all walks of life. Millions of dollars of claims have been paid to Obion County citizens throughout the years. The agency represents a group of the oldest and largest insurance companies in the world and has never failed to pay any valid claim during its entire existence. All types of insurance and bonds are written protecting Union City homes, businesses, automobiles and industries. Additionally, the life, health, and retirement division of Union City Insurance protects thousands of people in Obion County. The cornerstone of the agency’s foundation is service to its policyholders.

BHD Insurance shares the building with Union City Insurance on Second Street in Union City. BHD Insurance was formerly two different insurance agencies: Brundage, Hairston and Durham, which was purchased in 1987, and Reelfoot Insurance Agency, which was purchased in 1998. BHD specializes in personal lines of insurance and has a friendly staff and a loyal customer base in Obion County.

Business / Commercial Insurance Division

Chief Operating Officer
Portis Tanner

Executive Vice President
Al Oliver

Marketing / Commercial Lines Agent
Matt Russell, CIC

Commercial Lines Agent
Bedford Dunavant

Commercial Lines Agent
KC Covington

Customer Service Representative
Christie Davis, CISR

Customer Service Representative
Erin Campbell, CISR

Customer Service Representative
Courtney Dozier, CISR

Customer Service Representative
Dawne Burpo, CISR

Customer Service Representative
Shan Roberts, CISR

Commercial Claims
Kathy Bacon


Employee Benefits / Health Division

Life & Health Agent
Bobie Collins

Life & Health Agent
Ashley King

Life & Health Agent
Jane Taylor

Personal Lines Division

Personal Lines Agent
Carol Baggett

Personal Lines Agent
Debbie Wells

Personal Lines Agent
Michelle Craig

Personal Lines Agent
Debora Clouse

Personal Lines Claims
Donna Norton



Laurie Kirkland

Rejeana McDaniel



Chief Financial Officer
Amy Williamson

Janie Dickerson

Barbara Grimes

Amy Wall

DoRann Moore