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Obituary: Mary Whidby

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Mary Whidby

Mary Whidby

Mary Whidby, 86, of Franklin, passed away Aug, 12, 2020. 

Mrs. Whidby was born in Franklin to the late Alex and Avalyn Vaughn. 

Mary was preceded in death by husband Arthur “Jaco” Whidby; son Randall Whidby; daughter-in-law Kathy Whidby; brothers George Vaughn and James Vaughn; and sisters Christine Reed and Gladys Hulan. 

She is survived by son Wayne (Donna) Whidby; daughter Sue (Jackie) Wilson; brothers Jackie Vaughn, Raymond Vaughn, Bobby Vaughn and Richard Vaughn; sisters Dorothy “Dot” Newcome and Betty Ann Duncan; grandchildren Jeff (Jessica) Whidby, Chris (Christie) Whidby, Katie Whidby, Joe (Amy) Whidby and Dani Sims; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home. Gary Fewell will officiate. Burial will follow in Williamson Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. 

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. 

The Whidby family would like to express their gratitude to Janice Martin Walls for the care Mary received. 


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