Graveside service for Mrs. Ernestine A. Wilson, age 95, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted Monday, November 28, 2016, at 1 p.m. in Lebanon Cemetery with Joe Wayne McGee officiating. Mrs. Wilson passed away Friday, November 25, 2016, at the Lincoln Medical Center.
Mrs. Wilson was raised in the Harms Community of Lincoln County and was the daughter of the late R.A. and Virge Locker Ables. She was a retired school teacher for the Lincoln County School System for 37 years, a member of the Washington Street Church of Christ, former Lincoln County commissioner, former chairman of the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Public Library Board and former president of the Fayetteville/Lincoln County chapter of the American Heart Association.
Survivors include her daughter Susan Wilson Holder of Fayetteville, TN, son J.D. “Bo” Wilson of Shelbyville, TN, grandchildren J.D. “Jimbo” Wilson, Jr., Sarah Mac Young, G. Chris Holder, James J. Holder, great grandchildren Emma Rhea Young, Rhys Holder, Ras Holder, siblings Faye Pylant of Columbus, GA, Kathleen Smith of Huntsville, AL, Bruce Ables of Fayetteville, TN, Lex Ables of Franklin, TN, and Dixie Offutt of Huntsville, AL. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Woodrow Wilson, siblings Charles Ray Ables, Ruth A. Douglas and Don F. Ables.
There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Public Library, 306 N. Elk Ave., Fayetteville, TN 37334, Lebanon Cemetery, c/o Birdie Johnson, 11 Luttrell Rd., Fayetteville, TN 37334, Vanderbilt University Medical Research, 2525 West End Avenue, Suite 450
Nashville, TN 37203-1761, or the charity of your choice.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Ernestine Wilson.