Louise Terry


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Louise Terry Williams

Feb 23 1920 - Nov 03 2007

Louise Terry Williams, age 87, affectionately known as “Nana”, passed away November 3, 2007. She bravely battled cancer. Her spirit was to win this fight and she gave it her very best efforts. She was born on Feburary 23, 1920, in Nashville, TN, to William C. and Alva Marie (Bell) Terry, Sr. Louise was raised in Nashville and participated in many sports including tennis, basketball, and golf. She was a true athlete and continued to play golf until her mid-eighties. She won numerous awards and titles in her lifetime. She met the love of her life, Bill, as a junior in high school. He wanted to meet her after watching her play basketball. Following courtship they married May 1, 1941, and celebrated life together, loving each other, and their family. Her interests in life included sports and bridge. She taught bridge lessons to many students who admired her keen mind and desire to teach with excellence. She was a faithful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her strength, determination, generosity, and loving ways defined her unique personality. She will be greatly missed by all. The impact we all felt in her presence will forever be a part of who we are. She leaves to cherish her memory, daughters, Barbara Howse and her husband Lantz of Allen, TX and Judy McClendon and her husband Mike of Little Rock, AR; son, Tommy Williams and his wife Mary of Bainbridge Island, WA; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and sisters, Alice Byram and Dot Roberts of Nashville, TN. All of whom loved her dearly and will greatly miss her. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, John Willian “Bill” Williams; her parents; and her brother William Terry, Jr. A graveside service celebrating her life will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 6, 2007 Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville, TN. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 11:30 to 12:30 PM, at Woodlawn Funeral Home. For those wishing to make a contribution instead of flowers, the family requests that they consider the American Cancer Society.
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