Emma Irene Woodlee, 90, a McMinnville resident and Grundy County native, died Sept. 1 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville.
She was a homemaker and devoted member of the Church of Christ and daughter of the late James and Oshia Stoner Woodlee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, Hobert Woodlee and two sisters, Margarite Woodlee and Pauline Campbell.
She was married June 29, 1946 to Brown Larry Woodlee, who survives. She is also survived by children, Dennis Woodlee, Nancy (Gordon) Mayfield, Sandra (Stan) Hillis and Vicky Woodlee, all of McMinnville; nine grandchildren, Dachelle (Jeff) McVey, Eric (Dessa) Burch, B.J. (Renee) Burch, Amanda (Tim) Gann, Tabitha (Jason) Rucker, Megan (Sam) Patton, Kim (Justin) Cannon and Aimee (Ronnie) Bielling of McMinnville and Lindsi (Nathaniel) Green of Franklin; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Walter (Cheryl) Woodlee of Indiana; sister, Lena Ferguson of Michigan and special friend, Gladys Morgan of McMinnville.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday in High’s Chapel with Steve Hillis and Jeff McVey officiating. Interment will follow at Armstrong Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and 11 a.m. Thursday until time of service at High’s. Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 3, 2014