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Trilby Elliston Williams

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Trilby Elliston Williams

Nashville, TN

Died May 26, 2014. Entombment in the family mausoleum at Mount Olivet Cemetery. A private graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Roger Senechal. Visitation with the family will be held Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 2-8 at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Preceding her in death were her parents, William Jackson Elliston and Dorothy Lea Leake Elliston; stepmother, Mary North Waller Elliston; sisters, Dorothy Elliston Winningham and Selene Elliston Caldwell; brother, William Jackson Elliston, Jr.; nephews, Robert Harding Elliston, Alexander Samuel Caldwell, Jr. and niece, Selene Caldwell Parrish of Memphis, TN.

Survivors are her children, Elliott Turner Williams III and Trilby Elliston Williams, M.D.; stepbrother, George David Waller III; deeply loved nephew, William Jackson Elliston III of Oakland, CA; niece, Elizabeth Elliston Josephson (Jon) of Cookeville, TN, and Dorothy Caldwell Sackett (Glenn) of Vancouver, WA; five additional nephews and three nieces, and very special family friend, Mrs. Helena Fykes Gregory.

She attended Bradford Junior College in Bradford, Massachusetts, and Vanderbilt University where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She was a former member of the Junior League of Nashville, Deer Park Garden Club, the Hermitage Association, the Association of the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities and the Centennial Club. Recently, she was a member of the Vanderbilt Bridge Club.

Honorary Pallbearers are Julian Cooley Scruggs, Jr. of Nashville, Dr. Lawrence Stone McGee and Alexander Fillmore Lankford III (Molly) of Mobile, AL, and Stephen Deadrick Potts of Chevy Chase, MD.

She was, and her family is deeply grateful for the past care of Dr. James Daniel Snell, Jr., Dr. Robert Currin Dunkerley and the late Dr. Charles Brooks Thorne and the late Dr. Lonnie Sheldon Burnett, and the present care of Dr. David Wayne Allen and Dr. Robert Joseph Mangialardi.

In lieu of flowers, request donations to Happy Tales Humane, 230 Franklin Road #1303, Franklin, TN 37064; or the Elephant Sanctuary, Post Office Box 393, Hohenwald, TN 38462, would be appreciated greatly.


Published in The Tennessean from May 28 to May 29, 2014
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