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Merrie S. Noland, 58

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DICKSON -- Memorial services for Merrie S. Noland, 58, of Lebanon will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15 from the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, 214 N. Main St., Dickson, with the Reverend Allen Weller officiating.
Visitation with the family will be from 11 a.m. until service time.  She died Wednesday, May 11 at her Lebanon home following an extended illness.
A native of Dickson, Merrie was the first child of Warren and Anne Mason Noland.  She was a graduate of Dickson High School, Class of 1970.
She also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Middle Tennessee State University in 1974 with a triple major in English, History, and German and certification to teach in any of these subjects.
After her student-teaching, Merrie decided that her calling was not in the classroom, but in the public sector.  She gained employment as copy editor for the Methodist Publishing House in Nashville and stayed there for several years.
She later worked for the Thomas Nelson Publishing Company where she worked for many years, currently serving as Senior Editor: Readability, Bible and Reference.
Merrie was an active member of Westland United Methodist Church, Lebanon, and its “Pairs and Spares” Sunday School class. She was also active in the Westland United Methodist Women, where she currently served as secretary.
Survivors include her parents, Warren and Anne Noland, Dickson; her brother, Jimmy and his wife, Linda, Dickson; her sisters, Pam Norris and her husband, Dale of Burns and Cindy Comer of Lebanon; her beloved nieces and nephews, Jennifer Roberts (Paul), David Norris, Daniel Norris, Jessica Parham (Luke), Bradley Noland, Kelly Comer, and Alex Comer and her sweet great nieces, Rachel, Savanna, Katie Beth, and Chloe.
For those desiring, memorials may be made to Westland United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements in the care of: Taylor Funeral Home, 214 N. Main St., Dickson 37055 (615) 446-2808.
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