Marie Moore Whitehead

Friday, June 12, 2015

Marie Moore Whitehead, 85, former resident of Columbia, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at NHC Hillview.

Graveside services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at Lone Oak Cemetery in Lewisburg with David D. Davidson officiating.

The family will visit with friends at the graveside.

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The Maury County native was the daughter of the late Doyle Moore and Lena McCandless Moore. A 1947 graduate of Columbia Central High School, she worked for a number of years at Commerce Union Bank.

She married Kenneth Boyd Whitehead April 5, 1952. Their 46-year marriage ended with his death August 13, 1998.

After rearing her four sons, she served as a teacher's assistant at McDowell and Baker elementary schools for several years. Mrs. Whitehead was a member of West 7th Street Church of Christ.

A wonderful, dedicated, loving mother and grandmother, she is survived by her sons, Joe (Beth Hill) Whitehead of Brentwood, Jim Whitehead, Tim Whitehead, both of Columbia; grandchildren, Mary Lauren (Brandon) Pfieffer, Jack (Kyli) Whitehead, and John Whitehead. Also surviving are her sisters, Malvena Sweeney of Lewisburg, Jewell Lowery and Hazel Edwards, both of Hendersonville; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Boyd Whitehead, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Rebecca Beard Whitehead.

Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements.