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Lois Jean (Witty) Larimer

September 13, 1932 ~ March 21, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Lois Larimer Obituary

Lois Witty Gilley Larimer, 91, of Woodbury passed away Thursday, March 21, 2024 at St. Thomas Rutherford.  She was born in the Sugar Tree Knob community of Cannon Co on September 13, 1932 to Dibrell and Ruby Melton Witty.

She is survived by her sons, Kenny (Debbie) Gilley and Bob Gilley (Daffy Self) both of Woodbury; grandchildren, Korie Gilley (Shannon DeBerry), Rebecca (Matt) Alexander, Katie (Dylan) Miller, Nicole (Jeff) Hogg and Emily Gilley (Travis Miles); great grandchildren, Hunter and Luke Blanton, Delaney Aycock, Hayden Smith and Anna Graden Hogg, Mason Tramel, Cam Crawford, Colt, Hattie and Walker Alexander, Briggs and Banks Miller.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.H. “Hal” Larimer; her grandsons, James Gilley and John Gilley and her brother, Carl Witty.

A member of the Woodbury church of Christ, she was retired from Cannon Co. Courthouse where she served as Clerk and Master for 25 years.  She previously worked for 10 years in General Sessions and Circuit court.

Lois had a servants heart and enjoyed volunteering her time to help others.  She volunteered at Stones River Hospital for the Ladies Auxiliary, American Cancer Society where she started Relay for Life of Cannon Co and the Cancer Basketball tournaments every year.  She also gave her time to the Cannon Co. Food Bank, American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association.  For many years, she was a foster mom to so many children, some of whom to this day she still considered her family.

She always had a love for her community.  Lois was currently an Alderman for the Town of Woodbury.  She was sworn in on December 2, 2008 and has held many positions in the Woodbury Lions Club where she has been a member since 1987 and was the first Woman President.  She sat as Board of Director on several boards including Cannon Co Food Bank, First National Bank, CapStar Bank and Stones River Hospital. 

Affectionately known as Mema, her passion was her family but her joy came from playing Rook or any type of card game.  She helped form the Cannon Co. Rook Club and looked forward to the Saturday nights she got to spend with young and old alike to play Rook in her home.  Her “Rook Girls” met every Tuesday and she would cook for them and they would play all afternoon. If you walked through her door, she considered you family and most likely she would try to feed you.  Her saying was “We will eat what we have and if that isn’t enough we will go to Hardee’s and get some chicken”

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 26, 2024 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Eddie Boggess officiating.  Interment will follow in Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Pallbearers will include, Shane Gannon, Hunter and Luke Blanton, Hayden Smith, Mason Tramel, Cam Crawford and Colt Alexander.  Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Cannon Rook Club and Woodbury Lions Club.

Visitation with her family will be Monday, March 25, 2024 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to the Riverside Gardens Cemetery, Cannon Co. Food Bank or the Cannon Christian Academy.

Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences and memories for her family, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

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March 25, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Woodbury Funeral Home

Funeral Service
March 26, 2024

2:00 PM
Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home
504 W. Main St.
Woodbury, TN 37190

Interment following funeral service
March 26, 2024

Riverside Gardens Cemetery, Woodbury Funeral Home


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