Obituary: Rev. Gilly N. Andrews

Friday, May 13, 2011

Rev. Gilly Nord Andrews, 75, resident of Southport Road in Culleoka, died Monday, May 9, 2011, at Maury Regional Medical Center.

The Maury County native was the son of the late Charles Glenson Andrews and Audie Mae "Polly" Parrish Andrews. He was a graduate of Columbia State Community College and attended Belmont College. Rev. Andrews served in the U.S. Army. On Dec. 10, 1957, he married Mary Ann Nunn Andrews who preceded him in death on Sept. 27, 1994. On May 18, 2002, he married Jemmy Benderman Andrews of Culleoka who survives him. He was former minister at Rock Springs Baptist Church and Cross Bridges Baptist Church and was presently minister at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Lewisburg where he was also a member. He was a real estate agent for Progressive Realty in Columbia and retired from Stauffer Chemical Company. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Frances Andrews, Betty Mai Andrews Howell, and Nadine Andrews Masterson, and three brothers, C.G. Andrews, Eddie Andrews and Dennis Paul Andrews.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include his children, Deborah (Dennis) Beaty of Hixson, Donna (Wendell) McClure of Cornersville, Dennis (Tammy) Andrews and Kirk (Susan) Marks, both of Columbia; two sisters, Delores "Dee" Andrews of Tampa, Fla. and Kathy Andrews of Clearwater, Fla.; brothers, Sam (Marylou) Andrews of Columbia, Jerry (Brenda) Andrews of Hohenwald, and Randy Andrews of Murfreesboro; eight grandchildren, Derek (Mary) Beaty, Deanna Beaty, Ryan McClure, Tyler McClure, Ashlee Andrews, Katie Andrews, Mychael Chunn and Alexia Marks; three great-grandchildren, Kelsey Beaty, Harrison Beaty, and Sophia Chunn; several nieces and nephews; and beloved dogs, Daisy Mae and Miss Albie.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 12, at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. J.O. Martin officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, c/o Joe and Joyce Pugh, 480 Haskins Chapel Road, Lewisburg, TN 37091.

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