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Rosemary Birdwell

Rosemary Cothron Birdwell, age, 75 of Lafayette passed away on Friday afternoon, October 30th at Hendersonville Medical Center.  Funeral Services for Rosemary Cothron Birdwell will be conducted on Monday, November 2nd, 2015 at 12:00 noon from the Chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Lafayette with Elder Jeff Blackwell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Salt Lick Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Monday 10 a.m. until service time.    She is survived by: Sons, William Todd Birdwell, Oakdale Community, Timothy Birdwell, Lafayette, Step-Daughters, Eleanor Birdwell Carter and Blake Birdwell (Thomas) Lazenby all of Lebanon, Sisters, Ruth (Bill) Green, Murfreesboro, Carolyn (Dean) Wilburn, Lafayette; Step-Grandchildren, Tom (Susan) Lazenby, Tony Ham, Bill (Cherie) Ham, Bentley Lazenby; Step-Great-Grandchildren, Brad Ham, Matthew Ham, Ellis Lazenby; Several nieces and nephews.  The family requests be made to the Annie Butler Scholarship Fund at Knollwood Manor or the Do Re Mi School of Music.  You may make those memorials by calling or coming by the funeral home.

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I have still, many good memories of Ms. Rosemary. I attended kindergarten at Enon 1969-1970 school year...many good memories. I stopped by and visited with her at the White House? assisted living center a few years back...and the thing she said she remembered about me was that I could tell time. They awoke us from our naps one day, earlier than scheduled and when doing so, she noticed I began to reset my watch...as though it had stopped. ( she said many kids wore a watch; not all of them could tell time. :)

Jeff Etheridge Nov 2 2015 12:00 AM

Sorry that I cannot be there at this time.  I always thought of Rosemary as one of my closes friends. Will miss visiting with her and the Christmas Card every year. Condolences to the Family.   Enna Mae

Enna Mae Roberts Newbolt Nov 1 2015 12:00 AM

Todd I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mother.  I know that this is a sad and difficult time.  Mrs. Rosemary was my kindergarten teacher and I always liked her.  I recall her teaching the class the alphabet, with inflatable characters in the shape of a each of the letter.  Several years ago, when she first went to the nursing home, I was at a Christmas party wearing a "red suit" (playing the part of Santa) and Mrs. Rosemary knew that she knew who was wearing the red suit but was not able to put her finder on exactly who I was.  She asked me several times and each time I would say Santa,Chris Kringle, father Christmas, or the like... I never did tell her.  However my mother was helping with the party and told her.  That mad your mom's day!  She was telling everyone that she was older than Santa, because she had Santa in kindergarten!

You and the rest of the family are in my thoughts and prayers!

Robert W. Hodges

Robert Hodges Oct 31 2015 12:00 AM