Gailya Estes Charlton

Born in Nashville, TN on August 16, 1929

Departed on June 16, 2016 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Mrs. Gailya Estes Charlton, age 86, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, passed away on June 16, 2016. Gailya was the daughter of the late Robert Porter Estes and Lena Crowell Estes of Nashville, both of whom predeceased her. Gailya was born on August 16, 1929, in Nashville. She attended school in Nashville and was voted the “friendliest girl” while attending East High School. After high school, she attended Peabody College & Vanderbilt University. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Bill Charlton, of Hendersonville. She is survived by children Rebecca Charlton of Hendersonville and Drew (Cindy) Charlton of Nashville and granddaughter Mary Kathryn Charlton of Nashville. She was a longtime member of Hendersonville First United Methodist Church where she was the founder of the Love and Concern Group. Visitation will be at Hendersonville Funeral Home on Saturday, June 18, 2016, from 11-1 and from 4-6. The funeral will be on Monday, June 20, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Hendersonville First United Methodist Church with visitation there one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Spring Hill Cemetery in Madison immediately following the funeral. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Love and Concern Group at Hendersonville First United Methodist Church. 

3 Comments to Gailya Estes Charlton

  1. Stephen Barnette
    June 17, 2016 3:56 pm

    Rebecca and family; I am so sorry for your loss. I always remember her smiling face at church on Sundays. Prayers for you and your family.

  2. Joni Batson
    June 17, 2016 7:33 pm

    So sorry to hear of Gailya’s passing. Always enjoyed her wit and enthusiasm for life. She will be missed!

  3. Gary Triplett
    June 18, 2016 12:06 pm

    I m sorry to here about Gailya. We worked together for several years at BellSouth and I always enjoyed seeing her smiling face. Please accept my condolences.

    Gary Triplett

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