Mildred Butler Foster Church

  • BORN: March 1, 1924
  • DIED: December 27, 2017
  • LOCATION: Columbia, Tennessee

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Mildred Butler Foster Church, 93, retired sales clerk and resident of Hilltop Drive, died Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Life Care Center of Columbia.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Bob Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Neapolis Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to Neapolis Cemetery, c/o Freeda Potts, 403 Cheyenne Trail, Columbia, TN 38401. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com.

Born March 1, 1924 in Maury County, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd Vernon Foster and the late Elizabeth Butler Foster. Her husband of thirty-eight years, Henry Edwin Church, preceded her in death December 17, 1984. For several years, she had worked as sales clerk at National Store, J. C. Penney, and Parks-Belk. Mrs. Church was a direct descendant of Nashville patriarch Timothy Demonbreun and was a member of the Timothy Demonbreun Society. She was very interested in genealogy and kept obit records for several cemeteries; but most dear to her heart was Neapolis Cemetery where she served as historian and sexton for many years. She enjoyed being outside working in her flower garden or taking care of her cows, "her babies", which she kept until forced to sell last summer.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan Church (Harry) Lynn of Bella Vista, Arkansas; sister, Dorothy Smith of Memphis; granddaughters, Betsy Lynn (John) Lange of Grafton, Wisconsin and Molly Suzanne Lynn of Riverside, Missouri; great grandchildren, Ian Dalton Lange and Shelby Clair Lange, both of Grafton, Wisconsin; several nieces and nephews including Mary Jane Brooks, Michael "Mickey" Smith, and Donnie Smith.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret White Lynch and Alice Foster Woodard.


Visitation
  • Wednesday, January 03
    11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Oakes & Nichols
  • 320 West 7th Street
  • Columbia, TN 38401
  • Get Directions
Funeral Service
  • Wednesday, January 03
    1:00 PM
  • Oakes & Nichols
  • 320 West 7th Street
  • Columbia, TN 38401
  • Get Directions

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