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Leora Caldwell Lewis
Date of Death or Service Dec 31, 2015
Leora Caldwell Lewis
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     Funeral services will be Sunday January 3, 2016 at 2 PM from the Chapel of the Taylor Funeral Home with Bro. Dean Guye and Bro. Robert Cullom officaiting. Place of rest will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Saturday January 2nd from 4 to 8 PM and on Sunday from 12 PM until time of service.
     Leora Caldwell Lewis of Charlotte, TN passed away peacefully at the age of 103 on December 31, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Robert Van Caldwell and Ona Vera Story Caldwell. She married James Collier Lewis in 1932. She was a homemaker and started working at the Charlotte Post Office as a clerk at age 54, until she retired at the age of 72. She was a long-time member of Charlotte Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which she loved so much, often walking from her house to attend in later years. She was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Dickson County Historical Society, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. She won many blue ribbons at the Dickson County Fair for her quilts, flowers and vegetables. She spent early morning hours in her flower gardens, especially with her roses, and raised fruits and vegetables from which she enjoyed canning and cooking for her family. She was an excellent seamstress and quilter, and she enjoyed listening to music and attending church singings. She herself had a beautiful alto voice and continued to sing in the nursing home with her visitors and staff. She loved and delighted in the Lord, in life, and in all her family and many friends.
    She is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, James Collier Lewis; brother, Alton Dudley Caldwell; sisters, Lura Elizabeth Edwards, Alice Elnora Caldwell, Annie Laura Swords; grandson William Keith Lewis, great-granddaughter Madison Suzanne Moore.
     She leaves her children, William Robert “Billy” Lewis (Shelby Faye), John Collier Lewis (Mary Ann), Elizabeth Sue Graham (Prentice), Evelyn Louise Biter (Rodney); grandchildren Billy Joyce Moss, James Robert Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Alice Faye Blaylock, Valerie Louise Littleton, Holly Suzanne Phillips, Amy Elizabeth Biter, Brad Steven Biter; great-grandchildren Crystal Tidwell, Jonathan Moss, Shelby Mitchell, Gracie Blaylock, Jake Littleton, Luke Littleton, Olivia Littleton, Miranda Patrick, Sam Moore; four great-great-grandchildren; many wonderful nieces and nephews, and special niece Helen Jean Hoffman.

      If you would like to make a charitable donation in Mrs. Lewis’s name, please donate to Charlotte Cumberland Presbyterian Church, or Water Street Church of Christ Meals on Wheels.

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