Brenda Osteen Wolaver

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Mrs. Brenda Osteen Wolaver, 58, resident of Cornersville and Executive Officer at First Farmers & Merchants Bank, died on Monday, April 19, 2021, at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer.

A Graveside Service will be conducted on Thursday, April 22nd at 1:30 PM at Short Cemetery in the Spring Place Community with her brother-in-law, John Beard, officiating. The family will visit with friends on Thursday from 11:00 until 1:00 at Bills-McGaugh & Hamilton Funeral Home.

A lifelong resident of Lewisburg, Brenda was born on December 27, 1962 to the late Bill Osteen and the late Frances Lovette Osteen. She was a 1981 Marshall County High School graduate. On April 27, 1987, she married her beloved husband, Terry Wolaver. Brenda was a longtime employee and Executive Officer with First Farmer & Merchants Bank. She was a past president of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce, and for many years a volunteer coordinator for the local March of Dimes. Her favorite thing to do was hiking, and staying at Fred Oakley’s cabin near Gatlinburg.

Survivors include her husband of thirty-three years, Terry Wolaver of Cornersville; brother, Len (Rose) Osteen of Fayetteville; sisters, Judy (John) Osteen Beard of Conway, South Carolina; Betsy (Brian) Osteen Walden of Elora; and her loving dog, Radar.

Active pallbearers include Brian Walden, Shannon Fortenberry, Race Wilson, Ike Wiggins, Kevin Ratliff, Tom Arnold, James Beard, and Mark Beach. Paul Holley will serve as a Honorary pallbearer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Marshall County Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 761, Lewisburg, Tennessee 37091 and the Short Cemetery Care Fund, c/o Randy Foster, 1638 Spring Place Road, Lewisburg, TN 37091.

Bills-McGaugh & Hamilton Funeral Home is honored to assist the Wolaver family with arrangements. You may share fond memories and condolences online at