Bertha Smith Nunley
March 13, 1932 -
April 13, 2020

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It is with regret we announce the passing of Mrs. Bertha “Bert” Smith Nunley, age 88, of Madison, AL. Mrs. Nunley was born on March 13, 1932 in Grundy County, TN to the late Frank E. and Timmie L. Scruggs Rollings. She passed away on April 13, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Bert and her husband, Bobby were 1950 graduates of Grundy County High School. After graduation, she attended Erlanger Nurse Residency Program in Chattanooga, TN. Mrs. Nunley was of the Presbyterian Faith, worked for Lincoln County Hospital as Director of Nursing, and retired from Elk Valley Home Healthcare in Fayetteville, TN.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby J. Nunley; daughter, Beth (John) Ryberg; son, Richard Smith; granddaughter, Jordan Ryberg; and siblings, Betty Lenox, Nancy (Sam) Tigert, Martha Fox. In addition to her parents, Bert was preceded in death by her first husband, Joe Waggoner Smith; daughter-in-law, Beth Smith; brother-in-law, John Lenox; and nephew, Sammy Tigert.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no public gathering at this time. The family invites you to share memories at higginsfh.com.

Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), P.O. BOX 37920, Boone, IA 50037-0920, The Table United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2318, Madison, AL 35758, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959 in memory of Mrs. Nunley.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Bert Smith Nunley.

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4 Comments

  1. Teresa Rungee Hayes

    My Aunt Bert was my mother’s best friend. I remember the early days and our Granny Smiths, and I used to always think she was so beautiful. She and my Uncle Joe were a very lovely couple. Beth and Richard, I loved her very much.
    Teresa

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  2. DJ Allen

    Forever missed and always loved. I was fortunate enough to be a close friend of the family and was always made to feel as part of the family. Ms. Smith was my 2nd mom and I love her and and her family dearly. I will forever cherish the warmth and love I felt from Ms. Smith. God bless…

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  3. Betty Creson

    Mrs. Bert was a wonderful lady and had a beautiful smile. I am blessed to have known her.

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  4. Mack Hamilton

    I enjoyed every visit i ever had with Bert. Always a first rate hug! I am sorry for your loss. Love, Mack Hamilton

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4 Comments

  1. Teresa Rungee Hayes

    My Aunt Bert was my mother’s best friend. I remember the early days and our Granny Smiths, and I used to always think she was so beautiful. She and my Uncle Joe were a very lovely couple. Beth and Richard, I loved her very much.
    Teresa

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  2. DJ Allen

    Forever missed and always loved. I was fortunate enough to be a close friend of the family and was always made to feel as part of the family. Ms. Smith was my 2nd mom and I love her and and her family dearly. I will forever cherish the warmth and love I felt from Ms. Smith. God bless…

    Reply
  3. Betty Creson

    Mrs. Bert was a wonderful lady and had a beautiful smile. I am blessed to have known her.

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  4. Mack Hamilton

    I enjoyed every visit i ever had with Bert. Always a first rate hug! I am sorry for your loss. Love, Mack Hamilton

    Reply

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