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Helen Eskew Major

ZZWEBFuneral services for Mrs. Helen Eskew Major will be 10:00 AM Friday, June 26, 2015, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Dr. Larry Locke officiating.  Interment Wilson County Memorial Gardens.  Visitation Friday 9 AM until service at Ligon & Bobo.

Mrs. Major, age 98 of Lebanon passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Lebanon Health & Rehab.

Born October 30, 1916, in Wilson County, she is the daughter of the late John William and Fruzie Northern Eskew.  She was a 1934 graduate of Lebanon High School and received her BS degree from Middle Tennessee Teachers College.  She was a retired elementary school teacher.  She was a member of College Hills Church of Christ and the Wilson County Retired Teachers.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Earl Major; son, William Earl Major II, four sisters, Frances Eskew, Edna Eskew. Geraldine Eskew, and Tish Howard; and two brothers, John William Eskew Jr. and Thomas Eskew.

She is survived by her daughter in law, Tajie Major; two granddaughters, Marlee (Simon) Walsh and Tana (Russell) Ireland; four great grandchildren, Daylyn & Afton Walsh, Deklan & Brylee Ireland; and a brother, Bob Eskew.

Messages for the Family

  1. Millie Cather Falls says:
    Mrs. Major was my fourth grade teacher during the 1965-66 school year at Byars-Dowdy. I loved her! She taught me how to understand and do long division. If I had known she was still living prior to this time, I would have visited her when I was in Lebanon. So sorry I didn’t know. My prayers for the family. Mrs. Major definitely made the world a better place!
  2. Vicki Atkinson says:
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  3. Vicki Atkinson says:
    Ms. Major was my 4th grade teacher at Byars Dowdy.. Also a church family member who was very supporters ‘ve of me through out my life, especially so during my darkest days. She touch many lives! She will be missed. PHILS.4