Edna Tomlinson Wednesday November 23 2022

Wednesday November 23 2022
Obituary of Edna Tomlinson Edna Sue King Tomlinson, age 100, of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, November 26, at 11:00 am, from the Chapel of Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon with family friend, Tom Boyd and Brother Danny Sellars officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetary. Visitation with the family will begin at the funeral home on Friday from 4 PM until 8 PM and on Saturday from 9 AM until the service at 11 AM. Edna was born to William Mose and Lee Ola Gilmore King on January 24, 1922, at the family’s farm on the Cumberland River in Trousdale County. She was the youngest girl and the last surviving of her four brothers and five sisters. In 1937, she married Odell Tomlinson and they were married 65 years until his death in 2002. In 1944, she was baptized at the Athens Missionary Baptist Church and was the church’s oldest living member. She lived most of her life in the Centerville Community where in the early years it was on the Tomlinson family farm on Athens Road. It was during that time that the WW2 Maneuvers took place on part of the farm and she became widely known among the soldiers for her cooking skills — skills that became known throughout not only the community but the entire county when The Lebanon Democrat published a full page feature about her, complete with pictures and recipes. Over the years, the people who graced her table from farmworkers to preachers and politicians became too numerous to count. Friends of her children and grandchildren who enjoyed her cooking coined the phrase “the kitchen at Grandma’s is always open”. She enjoyed watching sports whether it be her grandchildren playing whatever sport they might be playing or her favorite college football team the Tennessee Volunteers, both in Knoxville and on television. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, 9 siblings and infant great, great granddaughter. Survivors are daughter, Barbara (Rip) VanWinkle, son Larry (Pam) Tomlinson, granddaughters, Vicki (Dennis) Odum, Carol (Kerry) Crockett, Leslie (Marty Parker) Tomlinson, Jennifer (Daniel) Grimsley, 9 great grandchildren, 13 great great grandchildren, 7 step great grandchildren, 5 step great great grandchildren and special friend and loving caregiver, Ann Robinson. Serving as pallbearers are Alex Araujo, Ben Crockett, Will Crockett, Cameron Thompson, Christian Thompson, Hunter Jones, Carson Jones and Aiden Araujo Honorary pallbearers are Rip VanWinkle, Kerry Crockett, Dennis Odum, Jazick Johnson and Rylan Bates. Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN 615.444.9393.

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Edna Tomlinson Wednesday November 23 2022.

Sellars Funeral Home

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death notice Edna Tomlinson Wednesday November 23 2022

obituary notice Edna Tomlinson Wednesday November 23 2022

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