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Harriette Churchwell (10-3-16) service 10-5-16

Harriette Ashley Churchwell was born in Valdosta, Georgia, on May 25, 1928, the daughter of the late Thomas Converse and Mary Margaret Jakes Ashley.
On June 22, 1957, she was united in marriage to Alfred Grigg Churchwell, who preceded his wife in death on May 17, 1997.
Mrs. Churchwell grew up in Valdosta, Georgia, then moved to Atlanta, Georgia, Savannah, Tennessee and later to Memphis. As a student of University of Georgia she earned a teaching degree and later taught at Agnes Scott College. During her time at Agnes Scott College, she coached tennis, basketball, synchronized swimming and cheerleading. While living in Savannah, Mrs. Churchwell was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she was worship leader, member of Junior Auxillary, and the Savannah Bridge Club. She attended Farmington Presbyterian Church in Germantown, Tennessee.  Mrs. Churchwell loved to play and watch sports and was a big fan of the Atlanta Braves.  She loved watching her four girls and later her seven grandchildren in all of their athletic and school activities. Mrs. Churchwell also loved to sing.
She departed this life on Monday, Oct. 3, in Memphis, at the age of 88 years, 4 months and 8 days.
Mrs. Churchwell is survived by her four daughters, Mary Ashley Churchwell of Eads, Tennessee, Luella Grigg Churchwell Schneider and her husband Mike of Collierville, Tennessee, Caroline Harriette Churchwell of Collierville, Tennessee, and Molly Churchwell Sweet and her husband Doug of Collierville, Tennessee; and seven grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Ward, Thomas Walker Ward, Grigg Schneider, Eliza Schneider, Katherine Ashley DelPriore, Charlie Sweet, and Meg Sweet.
Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Farmington Presbyterian Church in Germantown, Tennessee, St. Jude Hospital or Savannah Cemetery.
Services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church in Savannah with Arnold Newman officiating. Burial followed in Savannah Cemetery.

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