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Mrs. Edith Butler Warpool, 92, of Woodbury, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. She was born in Hartsville, Tennessee on Tuesday, August 13, 1929. Preceding her in death were her parents, Willie and Nellie Butler; husband, Willie D. Warpool; sons, Phillip and Roger Turner; brothers, Carl Butler, Carsie M. "Bill"(Martha Belle Rowe) Butler, Thomas Butler, Paul Butler, Selton E. "Gene" (Betty Joyce Pence) Butler, Billy Ray (Mattie) Butler, and Butch Butler; and sisters, Edna Pearl (William Haskel) Troutt and Hazel Marie (Jack B.) Spitznas.
She is survived by her daughters, Carol (Ben Edward) Holt of Woodbury and Lillian (Phillip) Gibbs of Pleasant View; sister, Bonnie (Jerry) Wood of Texas; 7 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
Mrs. Edith, better known as Granny, was a working woman in every sense of the term. Growing up during the Great Depression as one of 11 children came with a lot of responsibility. Everyone had to be ready to pitch in where they could. The boys would work on the farm while the girls would tend to the house and younger children. With all of the work to be done, Granny quit school during her elementary years to work her fair share, except Granny was the kind of person who was ready to work more.
Working most of her life, she held a job as a factory worker at Nashville Hosiery Mill, but her favorite job was being a full-time momma. And she was good at it too! With just the right combination of soft and stern, she raised kids that knew they better behave with the love and understanding only a momma can give. When she finally retired, Granny took it easy and decided it was high time that she rested. She enjoyed kicking back and casting a line fishing during her earlier days of retirement.
Being called "Granny" got started when Carol's son was little and couldn't understand how Mrs. Edith could be his granny and Carol's momma. Then, something about the affectionate name just stuck. Granny's well-balanced personality and friendly disposition had everyone calling her Granny. Even the healthcare staff would call and ask for Granny when she had an appointment. From a little girl living in a place not far from being Bug Tussle to a woman loved by many, Granny lived a full life and knew she was ready to go on to be with the Lord.
The family will hold private services at a later date. Share memories and condolences at www.gentrysmithfuneralhome.com Gentry-Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190, 615-563-5337 Because every life has a story
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