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Sara Jean Colville Slayden, 95
Sara Jean Colville Slayden
Sara Jean Colville Slayden, 95, of Knoxville died peacefully Jan. 16. She was born July 24, 1920 in McMinnville.She was preceded in death by her parents, John Lytle Colville and Bessie Smith Colville, her husband, J. Paul Slayden; infant daughter, Sara Beth Slayden; and by her infant great-granddaughter, Grace Charles Sims. Affectionately known by her family as ‘Nene’, she is survived by her son, John P. Slayden (Janet) of Franklin; daughter Jeanie S. Sims (Ed) of Knoxville; grandchildren, Brad S. Slayden (Jessi) of Brentwood, Sara S. Whitfield (David) of Brentwood, John E. Sims (Ashly) of Knoxville, Amanda Sims of New York, N.Y.; and great-grandchildren, Taylor Whitfield, Miles Dixon, Callie Whitfield, Blair Slayden, Jude Whitfield, Ben Slayden and Avery Sims.A caregiver by nature, Sara Jean was a graduate of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing, class of 1942.