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 Edna Nola <I>Lowe</I> Jernigan

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Edna Nola Lowe Jernigan

  • Birth 30 May 1895
  • Death 24 Jun 1987
  • Burial Boma, Putnam County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 11924722

She was the daughter of Jasper and Margaret Ellen Lowe. She had a sister named Dora and five brothers (Oscar, Tampy, Earle, and Thurman, Solon). She married Grady Jernigan and they had 14 children (6 boys and 8 girls). Nola's children from oldest are (Essie, Ova, Thurman, Charlie, Olive, Glenn, Henry Jr., Nell, Pearl, Buddy, Norman, Doris, Judy and Jean). Thurman died as a 7 month old infant and Buddy died when he was four years old from an illness. She lived in Putnam County most of her life except for a short period of time that she and her husband lived in Ada, Oklahoma. She was a homemaker and mother most of her adult life and had over 35 grandchildren and more than 130 great grandchildren when she died. She lived on the Dyer Ridge Rd near Baxter, TN from the mid 1960s to 1980 in two different houses on that road. We usually had a homecoming and birthday celebration for her on May 30th at her home on the ridge. Most of her kids, grandkids, and a few great grandkids were in attendence. She made quilts for her living kids and grandkids in the last years of her life. She moved to the Old Baxter Rd. in Boma Tennessee (1980) until moving to Masters Nursing home in Algood, TN due to failing health. She spent the last 6 years of her life between Masters Health Care nursing home in Algood and Cookeville General Hospital. She was 1/4 Cherokee indian. Her cause of death was a staph infection at 92 years old.


Each duty done they rest in peace.

Gravesite Details beside east side access road about 10 graves from the entrance.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edna Nola Lowe Jernigan (30 May 1895–24 Jun 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11924722, citing Smellage Cemetery, Boma, Putnam County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by adalel (contributor 47148930) .