Lillian Whitworth
1923 - 2020
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Lillian Whitworth

Murfreesboro - Lillian Whitworth, age 97 of Murfreesboro, died Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. She was a lifelong resident of Rutherford County and a daughter of the late Thomas Robert Alsup, Jr. and Laura Zumbro Alsup. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Whitworth; son in law, John Bowman; daughter in law, Ann McKnight Whitworth; four brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include her children, Mary Sue Bowman Young and husband Bob of Shelbyville,

Dr. Thomas C. Whitworth of Nashville, Patricia W. Bowen and husband Jerry and Marvin L. Whitworth and wife Francille, all of Murfreesboro; nine grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Mrs. Whitworth was a 1941 graduate of Central High School and was a member of Crescent Church of Christ. Once her children were grown, she entered the workforce and later retired as a Teacher's Aide from Murfreesboro City Schools where she worked at Hobgood and Black Fox Elementary Schools.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 10:00am until the time of funeral services beginning at 12:00pm at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Marc Jones and Ben Wiles officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens with grandsons serving as pallbearers.

The Whitworth family wishes to thank the staff of Stones River Manor and Adoration Hospice for their excellent care, kindness, and compassion. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Whitworth's name to the Stones River Manor, The Tennessee Children's Home, the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Fund, or the charity of your choice. An online guestbook is available for the Whitworth family at

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Published in Tennessean from Jun. 24 to Jun. 26, 2020.
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June 29, 2020
Pat and family, I am so sorry in the passing of your mother.Sorry I was unable to attend the services but you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Judy Adamson
June 27, 2020
Marvin, Francille and family - Deepest Sympathy on your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pam and Danny Cooper
June 27, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Praying for you all
Earl & Sylvia Lamberson
June 27, 2020
Our deepest sympathy
Marsha & Donnie Lamberson
Donald Lamberson
June 27, 2020
Sorry for your loss
Andrea and Randy Lamberson
June 26, 2020
Rachel Robertson
June 26, 2020

We are so sorry for your Loss. We all know it's never easy on us when a family member passes on. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers....
Tom, Jimmy, and Shirley
Tom Alford
June 26, 2020
Sending prayers to your family
Vel Rollins
June 26, 2020
Annelle & I are sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prays.
Ralph Smith
June 26, 2020
My thoughts are with all your fabulous family. Peace be with you❤
Donna Mason
June 25, 2020
Mrs Lillian was always so beautiful when I attended the Thursday morning services at Stones River Manor. Sympathy to all the family.
Peggy King
June 24, 2020
I am honored to have been at her dinner table with the family many years ago. Mrs. Whitworth's children were special friends, and they have honored her with their lives. My prayers are with the family.
Lisa Luttrell Crowe
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