Gaye Tabor

Born in Cookeville, TN on March 28, 1928

Departed on February 15, 2009 and resided in Nashville, TN

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TABOR, Gaye, age 80, former long time resident of Oak Ridge and Cookeville native, passed away February 15, 2009 in Nashville. Mrs. Tabor was a loving mother and a devout Christian. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Bill Tabor; sons, Dr. Mike Karen Tabor, and Tom Tabor; grandson, Drs. Jayson Mary Beth Tabor; granddaughter, Missy Steve Terjung; great-granddaughters, Ellie Paige, Anna Grace, Audrey Kate, and Madeline Estelle; brothers, Bob Mitzi Wilhite, and Tom Charlene Wilhite; sister, Mildred Ben Jackson; beloved pet, Tipper; and devout caregiver, Carolyn Reed. Family and friends will serve as active pallbearers. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 7:00 P.M. from the Chapel of West Harpeth Funeral Home with Rev. Chuck Tabor and Rev. Paul Tabor officiating. Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at the Cookeville City Cemetery in Cookeville, TN. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Billy Graham Evangelical Association. The family would like to say a special thanks to the staff of Richland Place. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, February 18th from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at WEST HARPETH FUNERAL HOME, 6962 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209 615352-9400

7 Comments to Gaye Tabor

  1. Debbie Greene
    February 16, 2009 12:00 am

    Ms. Tabor was a positive influence in my life and it was a pleasure being around her. She was a dedicated wife and mother and will be missed by many.

    GOD Bless each of you during this time.

  2. douglas hammitt
    February 17, 2009 12:00 am

    MIKE, I’m comfortable in saying I speak for many when I say we are sorry for your loss.

  3. Margaret and Don Scott
    February 17, 2009 12:00 am

    Bill, Mike, Tom and Families: As long time former neighbors and close friends, we were very sorry to hear of Gaye’s passing. May God’s spirit give you comfort and support during these trying times.

  4. Gladys Arthur
    February 17, 2009 12:00 am

    I was sorry to read of Gay,s death.I always remember her kindness at First Baptist Church,some our trips that she and Bill were our tour guides.Also i remember Bill from work.The two of you meant a lot to me.May God comfort you at this unhappy time. Gladys Arthur

  5. Brenda Cowan Francis
    February 17, 2009 12:00 am

    Gaye and my father, Odell Cowan, were first cousins. From the Cowan family, our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Ken Miller
    February 18, 2009 12:00 am

    I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. I will always remember Mrs Tabor’s smile, class, bravery and kindness. We have all lost a dear friend and great lady.

  7. Keith and Andrea Miller Noni Wells
    March 23, 2009 12:00 am

    Dear Bill,
    I just learned today of Gay’s death. She is such a central figure in my memories of First Baptist Church, and I know you miss her so much! My mother, Annelle Wells, died a little over a year ago, in Dec. of 2007. You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming months.
    Love, Andrea and Keith