Augusta Bowen Donnell

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Augusta "Gustie" Bowen Donnell, 95, passed away at her home Wednesday, November 16, 2022. A native of Van Buren Co., she lived most of her life in Rutherford Co. In the past several years, she lived in Woodbury.

She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Parker and Renae Swann both of Woodbury; 6 grandchildren, Barry (Robin) Parker, Kim (Jamie) Kilpatrick, Bubba Donnell, Jenny Donnell, Michelle Swann and Tammy Donnell. 9 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren also survive.

Ms. Donnell was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Josie Cooley Bowen; her husband, Jimmie Lee Donnell; son, Charles Donnell; son-in-law, Roy Parker; grandson, Logan Parker and siblings, Johnny, Ray, Roy, Louise and Myrtle Bowen.

A member of the Dillon St. Baptist church, Ms. Augusta was retired from Cummings Sign Co. She was a great example of a Christian woman. She loved to help anyone and enjoyed visiting with her friends and family. She also enjoyed growing flowers. Up until Covid hit, she led exercise classes at the Cannon Co. Senior Center.

Funeral services will be 10 am Tuesday, November 22, 2022 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Ray Patrick officiating. Interment will follow at 12 noon at Roselawn Cemetery, Murfreesboro, TN.

Visitation with her family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Monday, November 21, 2022 at Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311. To leave condolences and memories for her family, please visit

"Some day you will hear or read in the paper that I am dead. Don't you believe a word of it. I will be more alive than I am now. I was born of the flesh in 1927. I was born of the spirit in 1939. That which is born of the flesh may die. That which is born of the spirit shall live forever. I am now living in heaven with my heavenly father and loved ones where there will be no death or sorrow." -Augusta

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