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Edith Marshall Northcutt

July 15, 2023


Edith Marshall Northcutt, 97, was born March 19, 1926 and passed away July 15, 2023.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Foster Northcutt; daughter, Cherrie Northcutt McMahan; parents, Joel and Ollie Monks Marshall; brothers, Gordon (Anna) Marshall, Wilburn Marshall, Lloyd Marshall, and sisters, Ruth (Lehman) Rhodes, Iris (James Nile) Davenport, Corene (Bob) Crowell. 

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Faye (Wilburn) Marshall; children, Pam Northcutt, Lynn (Jimmy) Jones, Jo (Doug) Abernathy, Garry Northcutt; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Edith was a devout member of the Woodbury First Baptist Church, where she was a member for 75 years and taught children’s Sunday School for 45 of those years.  She also helped prepare many meals for the church.

After graduating from high school, Edith taught school for one year in a two-room schoolhouse to earn funds in order to attend Middle Tennessee State University. It was during this time at MTSU that she met and married Foster.

Later, Edith began working at the Colonial Shirt Factory as a seamstress and supervisor until her retirement.  She was an excellent cook, and after retirement, she found herself as the cook at the Valley Deli where people came from all around to eat.

Her hobby was painting.  She painted many pictures for her friends and family over the years.  She also loved water aerobics.  She attended water aerobics five days a week for 25 years before being placed in Woodbury Health and Rehab after a fall which rendered her incapable of walking.  She had made her home there for the last seven years.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2023 at Riverside Cemetery with Bro. Dean Anderson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury First Baptist church.

Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences and memories for her family, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net