Christine Lavada Bell Dennis
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Christine Lavada Bell Dennis, 93, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 07, 2015 at Riverpark Hospital.

She is survived by her sons: Robert Glenn (Evon) Dennis and Larry Lee (Patricia) Dennis all of McMinnville; Grandchildren: LeAnn (Michael) Cartwright and Chad (Renea) Jones all of McMinnville; Great Grandchildren: Zachary and Ethan Cartwright, Caleb and Darrick Jones all of McMinnville;Siblings: Gordon W. (Sara) Bell of Murfreesboro, Louella Johnson of the Centerhill Community and Betty Penner of Hendersonville, NC.; Sister-in-law: Ruby Bell of McMinnville. Also survived by 3 nephews, eight nieces, other relatives and friends.

Ms. Bell was preceded in death by her parents, Delter D. & Edna Melton Bell; her husband of 55 years, Robert Lee Dennis; 2 brothers, Georgia Douglas Bell and William B. Bell; Sisters, Juanita Tenpenny, Irene Youngblood & Geneva Nolan.

She was a native of Cannon Co. and a resident of McMinnville since 2005. She retired from Woodbury Nursing Center and was a housewife. A longtime member of the Baptist Church, she was currently a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. She wrote the Centerhill News Column in the Cannon Courier for 45 years.

Funeral Services will be 1 pm Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Cleo Moon and Bro. Kevin Burden officiating. Interment will follow in the Centerhill Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 8 PM Friday 01/09/15; Saturday from 10 am until time of service.

Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit


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