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SEVIERVILLE -- Mrs. Nave of Lebanon and Sevierville, died Thursday, July 29, 2010.
A memorial service was held by her family at her home in Sevierville,
Sevierville to the late William Miles Murphy and Winnie Fox Murphy, she was the widow of the late Jewell W. Nave.
A licensed funeral director, she and her late husband were owners of Nave Funeral Home in Lebanon for over 50 years.
Since retiring, she has made her home on the family's Century Farm in Sevierville.
She was a lifelong member of the Murphy's Chapel Methodist Church and a member of the First Families of Tennessee.
A noted historian, she was a member of the Magna Charter, the Tennessee Society of Colonial Dames, where she served as State Chairman of Heraldry and Coats of Arms, the Spencer Clack DAR, Daughters of 1812, Daughters of Confederate Veterans and Daughters of Union Veterans.
An avid doll collector, she was the founder of the Cedars of Lebanon Doll Club and served as a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Nave was preceded in death by granddaughter Polly Jane Hunter Tatum and daughters-in-law Zaynelle Coles Nave and Nancy Elizabeth Nave.
Survivors include: children Kathy (Mike) Hunter of Watertown, Joe Nave of Murfreesboro, Nancy (Terry) Owens and Dr. Bill (Lisa) Nave -- all of Lebanon.
Also surviving are grandchildren Michael and Jack Hunter of Watertown, Joey Jane (Jay) Bradshaw, Jud (Bevin) Nave, Destry (Stephnie) Nave, Grant and Callie Owens, Natalee, Libby and Rex Nave, and Polly's husband Barry Tatum -- all of Lebanon; great grandchildren Will Hunter, Liza, Lucy and Fisher Bradshaw; siblings Helen (Bill) Allen and Robert (Carrie) Murphy -- all of Sevierville.
Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, was in charge of arrangements.
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