In Memorium

It is with heavy hearts we bid farewell to Larry Brown, who peacefully passed away Sunday at his residence.

Larry was a retired loan officer, Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Board at Security Federal. He was also a member of McMinnville Noon Rotary, served as Treasurer of the Savage Gulf League for many years, and participated in clay shooting, trout fishing, and hiking clubs. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents Patrick E. and Rebecca Mae Foster Brown and wife René Brown.

Survivors include his daughter Suzanne Brown Miller of Murfreesboro, TN, brother Kevin (Theresa) Brown of Franklin, TN, sister Rebecca Brown (Doug) Jensen of Nashville, TN, granddaughter Ella Whittington Miller of Murfreesboro, nieces Julie Cook, Megan Brown, and Kenzie Brown, great niece Emma Cook, life-long friends John Parrish and Danny Martin as well as Lisa Hillis, Joe Pugh, Michael Griffith, Jim Windrow, Bill Walker, Tim Pirtle and Pam Stubey Turner, all directors and employees at Security Federal Savings Bank and Noon Rotarians.

A memorial service will be at 2:00PM Wednesday, October 05, 2016 in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6:00PM until 8:00PM Tuesday and again from 1:00PM until 2:00PM Wednesday at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the National Brain Tumor Society.

All Security Federal Savings Bank office and branches will be closed on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 between 1:30PM and 3:30PM for the memorial.

Get Ready to Dip

Soon, Security Federal will be introducing EMV debit cards. The card adds improved security and fraud protection with an embedded computer chip. This technology is already securing payment cards in more than 80 countries and is now being adopted as the card standard in the U.S.

001credit_cardMerchants are installing new payment terminals that support the new chip cards. When making a purchase with your chip card in a new terminal, you will insert or “dip” your card into the terminal slot and briefly hold it there until the card is verified with Security Federal.

You still may be required to enter your card’s PIN or sign for transactions. Your card will also work on old-style payment terminals that don’t use the new technology.

When you receive your new chip card, please activate it immediately, and destroy your old card. Your new card will have the same account number, however the expiration date and Card Verification Value (CVV) security code will be different. Please update all recurring card payments with the new expiration date and CVV code.

To learn more about your new smart card please click here or on the card picture above for a short informational video.

For more information, call us at 931-473-4483.

It’s AaaaLive!

Main Street LIVE! kicks off the summer concert season this Friday night (June 10th) with Shawn Savage playing Rock and Country.

MSLive10The rest of the schedule looks great. On June 17th – Faithfully plays a tribute to Journey.  June 24th – Utopia brings Rhythm and Blues to the West Lawn.  July 1st – McMinnville’s ownJoe Harvey Band jams Rock and Roll.  July 8th – Four on the Floor hosts the annual beach party.  July 15th – Davey Smith & the Pearl Snap Preachers will be playing Classic Country. July 22nd – Blue Grass performed by Flat River Band.  To wrap up the season Alvarado Road Show tops off the yard with Country.

A new feature coming this year is Opening Acts. Local singers/songwriters will be featured in Opening Acts, which starts at 6:00PM. The first week’s Opening Acts performers will be Phillip Holland & Jack Holland. On June 17th – Trinidad Ramirez & Jeanette Jordan, June 24th – Griffin Winton & Sam Young, July 1st – Josh Wanamaker, July 8th – The Silver & Gold Band, July 15th – Tanner Hillis, July 22nd – Gary Clendenon & Lynn McGregor, and on July 29th – Trey Brinkley.

Concession vendors open at 6:00PM and the concerts start at 7:00PM and, like always, the concerts are free.  So, bring some lawn chairs, bring the whole family, and bring all your friends to enjoy some of the finest music you’ll hear around these here parts.  If you have any questions, please call the Main Street McMinnville office at 931-506-5335.  You can also click here.

Staying Secure

SecInfo2In our continuing efforts to keep your account(s) secure, Security Federal Savings Bank will deploy a new fraud prevention service on June 8, 2016.  The new service will implement voice calling, emails, & texts.  These features will improve card fraud detection to help benefit you.  When potential fraud is detected, you will receive an automatic email notification, with the option to reply “fraud” or “no fraud”.  One minute after the email, you will receive a text alert, which also has the “fraud” or “no fraud” option.  If there is no response received from the email or text, you will then receive an automatic phone call to confirm or deny fraud.  You will also be given the option of speaking to a fraud analyst.  These messages will NEVER ask for your PIN or your account number.  E-mails will operate 24/7, texting will operate between the hours of 7 A.M. and 9 P.M., and voice calling will operate between the hours of 8 A.M. and 9 P.M.

The emails will be from and will have the Bank’s logo included in the message.  You may respond to the email with “fraud” or “no fraud” using the hyperlinks in the email.

Text messages will be listed from the “Fraud Center”.  The message will instruct you on how to reply to confirm fraud or no fraud.  Text messages are sent free and you are automatically opted into the service.  No enrollment is required.  You may opt out at any time by responding “STOP” to a text message.

Voice calls will not have a name displayed for caller ID.  The automated dialing will promote faster contact and resolution.  Calls will only start if no response is given to emails or text messages within a defined time limit.  You may confirm transactions with the automatic system or speak to an analyst.  You will need to verify your billing zip code.  You can review up to five transactions and will have the option to hear the merchant name for each potential fraudulent transaction.  If you confirm fraudulent activity you will be connected to a Fraud Analyst.

We are excited to present this new service to you as we strive to protect our customers from unauthorized transactions.  Thank you for banking with Security Federal Savings Bank.

For more information, call us at 931-473-4483.


Security Federal Savings Bank would like to extend hearty congratulations to all the Class of 2016.  Specifically, Haley Duke and Katie Phillips graduating from Warren County High School, Zebulun Roberts graduating from Van Buren County High School, and Lauren Keck graduating from Bryan College with a Bachelors of Science.

We also want to recognize our own Dillon Rowland (Network Administrator) will be graduating Motlow State Community College with an Associates of Science.

From all of us at Security Federal…We wish all of you the very best that life has to offer!

Software Upgrades

Starting late Friday evening (April 22nd), we will be enhancing our processing software. Therefore, funds deposited or transferred after 5:00PM on Friday, April 22nd will not be available until Monday, April 25th.

For more information, call us at 931-473-4483.

Chili! Chili! Chili!

Security Federal Savings Bank had an Employee Chili Cook-Off! With eleven entries, the judges and employees had a hard time picking the winners. All of the Bank’s employees and some hand picked judges test tasted all of the chilies and all of the soups in the “Other” category.

ChiliAnd the results are:  Judges’ Choice for Chili goes to the Main Street Tellers and to Justin Tanner’s Gumbo in the Other Category. The Peoples’ Choice First Place winner for Chili is also the Main Street Tellers with Sabrina Keeton taking Second Place. In the Other Category, the Peoples’ Choice First Place went to Tracie Travis for her Potato Soup. The Peoples’ Choice Second Place in the Other Category ended in a tie between Autumn Malone’s Santa Fe Soup and Justin Tanner’s Gumbo.

Congratulations to our winners and we greatly appreciate all of our participants! Plus we want to thank Tanarra Grissom for putting it all together!

The Big Six-Oh

Pugh_HSSecurity Federal Savings Bank is proud to announce that President/CEO Joe Pugh turned 60 years old.

Several folks put in the extra effort to make sure this momentous occasion didn’t go by unnoticed.  Click here or on the proud graduate picture to the left to see some pictures of the festivities.

From all of us at Security Federal…Happy Birthday, Joe.

Miss Something?

VaultDoorAs in years past, we get asked about an old news articles or pictures (the Halloween costume pictures are quite popular) that were posted on the News and Announcements page from time to time.  The ease of access to those old articles is continuing in 2016 with the continuation of the News and Announcements Archival pages.

At the top of this page (News and Announcements) is a link to the News and Announcements archival page which has links to all the archived pages since 2007.  Click here, on the picture on the right, or on the link at the top of this page to see the News archives.  An archival page for 2016 will be built and made available as soon as practical.