Lillian Clara Rippy Trollinger McNairy

Lillian Clara Rippy Trollinger McNairy

September 9, 1907 – April 20, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Lie In State: 3:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Eulogist, Pastor Sandra Avent


Willow Mount Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Lillian Clara Rippy Trollinger McNairy was born on September 9, 1907, to the late Gilbert and Pearl Scott Rippy in Haley, Tennessee. She peacefully left this life on April 20, 2013 at Lynchburg Nursing Home in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Lillian attended school in Haley and joined Mt. Zion Haley Baptist Church in Normandy, Tennessee at an early age. She would later become the oldest living member. Lillian worked in private homes and was a homemaker. She enjoyed crocheting and quilting.

Lillian was married to the late Robert Clint Trollinger and to this union three children were born, two whom preceded her in death: Norman Trollinger and Pearlene Trollinger Durant. She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Billy Norman Trollinger. She would later marry Raymond McNairy who also preceded her in death. Along with husbands and children, Lillian was preceded in death by her brothers, Gilbert and Harrison Rippy, and three sisters, Dorothy E. Rippy, Esther B. Rippy Baker, and Louise Rippy Trice.

Lillian leaves to cherish her memory: a daughter, Clara Mai Hall, Lynchburg, TN; a daughter-in-law, Ruby Glen Trollinger, Shelbyville, TN; a step-daughter, Mai L. Lemons, Inglewood, California; a grandson, Robert Lewis Trollinger; seven granddaughters, Susie Stewart, Doris Waggoner, Karita (Ken) Bailey, Deborah Hall, Ida (John) Owens, Carolyn Wells, and Lisa (James) Carden; fifteen great-grandchildren, seventeen great-great grandchildren, and one great-great-great grandchild; a sister-in-law, Laura Cortner, Shelbyville, TN; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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