Thelma Louise (Yates) Waggoner

Born on January 11, 1915

Departed on December 30, 2011 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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WAGGONER, Thelma Louise (Yates)
Thelma Waggoner, 96, a resident of Goodlettsville, TN, died peacefully on December 29, 2011. A service will be held on Saturday, December 31st at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Goodlettsville; visitation will begin at 10 am, followed by a service at 1pm. A private graveside service will be Monday, January 2, at 11am at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Thelma was born January 11, 1915 in Nashville to parents Linnie Yates (Little) and Hugo Yates. She enjoyed 71 wonderful years in the city of Goodlettsville and later became an active resident of the Maybelle Carter Retirement Life Community. She was a member of Goodlettsville Southern Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Melburn James Waggoner and brother William Carroll Yates. She is survived by two sons, James Ross Waggoner (Elizabeth) of Richmond, VA and Thomas Carroll Waggoner (Ann) of Atlanta, GA, and her daughter Lucy Waggoner Sircy (Alan) of Goodlettsville. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Lisa Malone Gregg (Billy) of Hendersonville, Mary Malone of Nashville, Drew Waggoner (Stephanie) of Marietta, GA, Christy Waggoner Robb (Jim) of Spring Hill, TN, and Kerri Waggoner Loudis (Barry) of New York City; as well as great grandchildren Lauren Gregg, Natalie Gregg, Benjamin Betty, Elizabeth Betty, Sean Waggoner, and nephew Gregory Yates (Diane). Thelma graduated from Central High School in Nashville and will be remembered for her 28 years of service as the secretary at Goodlettsville High School (1953-1981). Following her retirement she was active as a volunteer docent at the Tennessee Governor's Mansion and Bowen-Campbell House, a member of the Mansker Players, and enjoyed playing cards and cheering on the Atlanta Braves. She is also preceded in death by her close friend and companion Charles W. Phipps, and leaves behind many friends at Connell Memorial Methodist Church and First Baptist Church of Goodlettsville. The family requests memorial donations are made to Maybelle Carter Retirement Life Community, 208 West Due West Avenue, Madison, TN 37115.

6 Comments to Thelma Louise (Yates) Waggoner

  1. Kathy Barron
    March 12, 2001 12:00 am

    Tom, Ann, Drew and Kerry,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a parent/grandparent. May your memories help you through the coming days, months and years. Please know that you are all in Molly, Drew and my thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if we can do anything for you. We love you like family.

    Kathy and Drew Barron
    Molly and Logan Burnette

  2. Carroll and Dave Polak
    January 12, 2001 12:00 am

    Tom Ann, Kerri and Drew.

    We are thinking about you at this difficult time. How lucky you were to have your mother and grandmother for so many years.

  3. Bill and Charlene Maultsby
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am


    We will keep you all in our prayers. It is hard to lose a parent, especially one’s mother.

    Please feel undergirded at this time of sorrow and know that we care.

    Love you,
    Bill and Charlene

  4. Fran and Deb Lewis
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    Our concolences from Delaware

  5. Dand Janet Hall
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    Sending our love the prayers!Dan and Janet

  6. Dr. Judy Huffty
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mrs.Waggoner. As a student, I admired her professionalism and efficiency at GHS. She greatly influenced my desire to become a school administrator.

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