Lela Proctor-Peebles-Obituary

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Lela Proctor Peebles

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Age 73


September 11, 2018
Murfreesboro, Tennessee


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Woodfin Funeral Chapel Obituary

Lela Proctor Peebles, age 73 of Murfreesboro died September 11, 2018. She was a native of Nashville and was preceded in death by her parents, John S. Proctor, Jr. and Elsie Smith Proctor; brothers, Don, John III, Joe and Gary; sisters, Carolyn and Evelyn. Mrs. Peebles was a member of Tusculum Church of Christ and had worked for Caster Knott at Harding Mall and Hickory Hollow.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ralph Peebles; children Leanne Peebles Bates and husband Ward of Murfreesboro, Chip Peebles and wife Laura of Brentwood, Jennelle Peebles of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Parker, and Sadler Bates,  Carter, Cason and Lindsay Peebles; brothers, Elwin Proctor and wife Melanie of N.C., Jim Proctor of Brentwood, Bill Proctor of Pleasant View, Mark Proctor and wife Kim of Fairview.

Visitation will be 4Pm until 8PM Thursday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be 11AM Friday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with P. R. Anderson and Steve Cummings officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. www.woodfinchapel.com

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knew Lela from school at Antioch. was in same grade as her brother John. she was a sweet, fun loving person with a contagious smile and laugh. we were later neighbors and her son played ball on same team with my son. so sorry to hear about this. prayers for her family. she blessed a lot of lives.

Remembering our deer neighbor and sweet friend who spoke with wisdom and love. She has gone to be with our lord and savior a place we all hope to be.

I remember her as one of the older students I looked up to at Antioch High School, and one of those who had been there, along with her big family, all the way through at Antioch, elementary, jr. high and then Antioch High School. Sounds like she went on to be just the wonderful kind of adult you would have expected of her! May God bless those still left behind here on Earth, who will eventually get to join her.

Lela and Ralph lived on the end of our Dead End St. So one way in and out. Ralph worked everyday. Lela took care of her children in private school. Our family also went to the same church and Ralph took me to my first high School football game. I told my parents as we drove to Lelas visitation in Murfreesboro that I'm so lucky to have been neighbors to Ralph and Lela. They loved each other so much and raised a very happy devoted family.

The first time I met Lela Peebles, I was six years old, it was hot and there she sat on her house's concrete front porch in shorts with dark hair. I rode my bike to her porch and introduced myself. I thought Lela was beautiful and Ralph her husband, was so handsome. From that day on, we were friends. Lela, being a great neighbor, purchased rocks smothered in cheap perfume and attended our terrible back yard plays and paid the one cent fees. Lela always knew when to clap and laugh,...

Our love and sympathy during this sad time. Lela was one of our special high school friends, and we will miss her. Jerry and Ruth (Strasser) Bowers

Mrs. Lela was 1 of the sweetest mom's I've known. She always had a smile on her face & I just remember how much she always made me laugh. I am so heart broken for your entire family! I know Mrs. Lela is loved by so many & I am so thankful to have known her. We will keep everyone in our prayers & ask God to comfort you. Love to all the Peebles family! ❤

Lela and I were friends from the time we entered first grade at Antioch Elementary School. She was such a sweet, funny, loving, strong woman, and she will be deeply missed. God has healed her and she will be waiting for us with a big smile and a hug.

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.