- April 17, 1936 - May 5, 2012
- Columbia, Tennessee
of Charlene's Passing
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“I had the honor of getting to know Mrs. Charlene while attending Campsbell Station Church of Christ back 15 yrs ago. She was the sweetest lady with...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: PR2(AW) Amanda Whitaker, United States Navy - WA
“She was a wonderful lady and a good friend when I started as a volunteer a Maury Regional. She helped show me the ropes and gave me a lot of good...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Barbara & Tony Dreher - Friend
“Dear Rex,Brent, and Dawn, Lee grew up with Charlene starting school with her at Campbell Station.Their families were life-long friends.After Lee and...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Lee and Martha Williams - TN
“Brent and Dawn,
we are very sorry to hear of your loss of your mom,she was a very special lady. We enjoyed seeing her every time we would meet.I...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: sherry and danny slaughter - TN
“Sorry to hear about the loss of such a lovely lady. I grew up in the Campbell Station Community and have known Charlene since I was 7 years old. She...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Judy and Don Dial - Mansfield, TX
“Mr. Rex, Brent and Dawn, Mrs. Charlene will be miss greatly but all of her friends and family. My God be with you during this time of loss. My...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Laura Webb - Nashville, TN
“Charlene graduated with me in 1954 at Culleoka High school. I have many fond memories of Charlene who was always happy and who had a smile for...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Sparky Foster
“Charlene will long be remembered for her sweet smile, great personality, and being a great Christian. She was such a good person and always laughing...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: JUNE DOUGLAS - Lewisburg, TN
“Dawn, Brent, and Mr. LeMay,
I was so very sad to hear of Mrs. LeMay's passing. She was a wonderful woman, and I am so glad I got to know her. ...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Vicky Young - Columbia, TN
“Rex and Family,Sorry to hear The passing of Mrs. Charlene.Hadnt seen yall in years but my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
10 of 20 | Posted by: Buster Ring - Lewisburg, TN
“We are saddened & shocked to hear of Charlene's passing. Our thought and prayers go out to Rex, Brent, & Dawn. We pray that you may feel the Lord's...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Betty Tucker - Hermitage, TN
“I am very saddened by the loss of Charlene. I worked with her for a few years at wal mart. She was always laughing and helping people. We had great...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Cheryl Reed - lewisburg, TN
“Jerry and I are so sorry to hear of Charlene's passing. I remember how she took excellent care of her mother in law, Willie Mae. She will be greatly...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Jerry and Carol Jeter - Ethridge, TN
“Larry and I are so sorry to hear of Charlene's passing. She was for sure the life line for the family. Always keeping us up on what was going on in...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Larry & Jo Ann Anderson - TN
“When I think of Charlene, I will always remember laughter and family. She had such a giving and warm spirit. I was lucky to share in the laughter...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Holly Bost - Justin, TX - cousin
“We are absolutely stunned to hear of Charlene's passing. There are no words to describe how saddened Mom and I are at this time. We have so many...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Joel Meriwether - Mt. Juliet, TN
“I grew up with Charlene at Campbell Station.
We have always been very close. Be were both only children. We adopted each other as brother and...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: bILLY pIGG
“I am so sorry to hear of Charlene's passing. I was very fond of Charlene and loved talking with her about her remembrances of my grandfather Eldred...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Lisa Martin Hammett - Lenoir City, TN
“I'm thankful that since my husband's retirement we were able to take June to visit Rex & Charlene a couple of times. Charlene was always so warm and...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Teresa Meriwether Shimkus - FL
“We were very sorry to learn of Charlene's death. We extend our deepest sympathies.
This tiny woman has been a mainstay of memories of days attending...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Mary L (Kerr) Smith - Almaville, TN
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Charlene Finley LeMay, 76, resident of Greely Drive, went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Maury Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Glen Alexander and A. T. Pate officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery in the Culleoka Community. The family will visit with friends Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and after 12:00 noon Tuesday at the funeral home.
Born and reared in the Campbell Station Community in Maury County, she was the daughter of the late Charles R. Finley and Sallie Mai Anderson Finley. She attended school in the community and graduated from Culleoka High School in 1954. She married the love of her life, Rex LeMay, December 28, 1954, after which they moved to Houston, Texas where he was stationed in the U. S. Air Force.
After living in several states, they returned to Maury County to make their home and she was active in civic and community affairs for many years. She was a faithful member of Campbell Station Church of Christ and her leadership was instrumental in beginning the remodeling of the Campbell Station Community Center in 1997. For twenty-one years, she was department manager for WalMart in Lewisburg. For sixteen years, she worked diligently in fund-raising for Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, with the Channel 5 telethon, and was also a supporter of the American Cancer Society.
Mrs. LeMay was a devoted friend to many and to her work as a volunteer with Maury Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. She loved sports and had been an avid bowler in years passed.
Survivors include her loving husband, Rex LeMay; a son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Dawn Fitzgerald LeMay; aunt, Lucille Anglin Potts; sisters-in-law, Martha Sellers, Wanda Padgett, and Sheila Reece; several cousins, nieces, and nephews; and her cats, Sister and Sally.
Active pallbearers are Billy Pigg, Mike Anderson, Michael Anderson, Ron Sellers, Ken Padgett, and Clay Harris. Honorary pallbearers include Lonney LaFever, Marlin Church, Steve Walls, Joel Meriwether, Tommy Lentz, Doug Woods, David Fitzgerald, Dustin Fitzgerald, Bobby Wales, men of Campbell Station Church of Christ, former co-workers at WalMart in Lewisburg; and friends in the Campbell Station Community.
The family expresses special thanks to Dr. Gibran Naddy and staff, Dr. Amit Choksi, and Dr. Daniel Skarzynski for their care and concern, and to her close neighbors, Kathy and Lonney LaFever, Cindy and Richard Bramlett and Mamma, and Beverly and Clay Harris for many kindnesses through the years.
The family suggests memorials to Campbell Station Community Center, c/o Brent LeMay, 117 Bass Drive, Columbia 38401; Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Fund, 410 Allied Drive Nashville, TN 37211; or Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, 2200 Children's Way Nashville, TN 37232. Notes of sympathy may be sent to oakesandnichols.com.