Mary Virginia Young McGregor(1928 - 2014)

Mary Virginia Young McGregor

Mary Virginia Young McGregor, age 85 of Clarksville, TN, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Gateway Medical Center after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.

Mary Virginia was born on July 13, 1928 in Roxboro, NC to the late Rev. J. Howard Young and Nellie Eva Wade Young. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Carol McGregor Ellsworth.

Mary Virginia was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church for 50 years, where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the choir. She was also a member of DAR and the Les Candides Garden Club. Mrs. McGregor was a graduate of Carson Newman College, where she earned a degree in elementary education.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 10 a.m., at First Baptist Church of Clarksville, Faith Chapel, with Dr. John David Laida and Dr. Larry Riley officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. and Friday, June 27, 2014 from 9 a.m. until the hour of service, at First Baptist Church, Faith Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Paul Ellsworth, Jack McGregor, Chris Collins, Andrew Tuck, Ken Fitzgerald, and Reber Kennedy. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jim Amos, James G. Holleman, Robert Welch, Carney Wright, Wendell Gilbert, Joe Garrett, Bill Fitzgerald, Edwin Smith, Stan Thomas, Carlyle Poole, Albert Marks, David Gullett, and Don Lambert.

Mary Virginia is survived by her husband, Frank N. McGregor; daughter, Julie (Marc) Severance, Franklin, TN; son, Wade (Mary Lee) McGregor, Brentwood, TN; son-in-law, Tom Ellsworth, Nashville, TN; brother, J. Howard (Janie) Young, Jr., Murfreesboro, TN; sister, Elaine (John) Todd, Birmingham, AL; eight grandchildren, Ginny Ellsworth McCord, Paul Ellsworth, Elizabeth Collins, Catherine Tuck, Caroline McDonald, Meg McGregor, Kate McGregor, and Jack McGregor; and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Foundation, 435 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040 or to a .

Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at


Funeral Home

Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 645-6488

Published in The Leaf Chronicle from June 26 to June 27, 2014