Carmine Willard (Black) McAdoo

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Carmine Willard (Black) McAdoo, age 91, died August 27, 2015, at 3:10 a.m. at Woodbury Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was a native of Cannon County and graduated from Auburn High School in 1942. She worked for Southern Bell Telephone Company in Nashville, Tennessee, Atlanta, Georgia, and Miami, Florida, during World War II. At the end of the war, she returned to Auburntown and was married to her high school sweetheart Hubert Earl McAdoo. They were married for 44 years until his death in 1992. She was first and foremost a wife, mother, and homemaker. However, as her children grew up, she worked for various local businesses for short periods of time, which included Armour Creamery, Duke's Appliance and Gifts, and Jennings Jewelers. She also enjoyed working as an Election Official for the Cannon County Election Commission and volunteering as an assistant for the Bloodmobile in Woodbury.

Mrs. McAdoo is survived by two sons, Mike (Nita) McAdoo, Murfreesboro, TN; Bob McAdoo, Los Angeles, CA; and a daughter, Janice (Steve) Fletcher, Auburntown, TN.; four grandchildren, Beth Hancock, Bobby Fletcher, Tracy Tucker, and Allyson (David) Clemans; seven great-grandchildren, Lauren Tucker, Logan Short, Caleb Clemans, Jacob Clemans, Katie Hancock, Carter Hancock, and James Hancock. Additionally, she is survived by one brother, Charles (Annelle) Black of Midland, TX, brothers-in-law Ward Lane Odom of Martinsburg, WV; Edwin (Shirley) McAdoo of Murfreesboro, TN; and nieces and nephews.

Mrs. McAdoo was preceded in death by her parents, Bentley and Irene Black; stepfather, J. Ray Campbell; one brother, William E. Black; one sister, Mary Ruth (Black) Odom; and an infant son, Harry Ames McAdoo.

Mrs. McAdoo was a devout Christian and member of First Baptist Church, Woodbury, TN, where she served faithfully for many years as a children's Sunday School teacher. She also enjoyed attending the Cannon County Senior Center. Before her health declined she had no greater joy than to cook for her family, which always included Ma's fried chicken and cooked apples. She began each day by reading her daily Bible reading and recording the day's weather forecast.

Visitation with the family is scheduled for Saturday, August 29, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Woodbury Funeral Home. The funeral service will then begin at the close of visitation in the chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Zumbro officiating. Following the services, burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Woodbury. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Auburn Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 66, Auburntown, TN 37016, and North Boulevard Church of Christ, 2020 Vision, 1112 North Boulevard, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or

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