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Sarah Bragg Cather


Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Bragg Cather will be 3:30 PM Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Suiter officiating.  Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Woodbury.  Visitation Saturday 2-6 PM and Sunday after 2 PM at Ligon & Bobo.

Mrs. Cather, age 86, of Lebanon, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, July 3, 2014.

Born October 25, 1927, in Gladeville, she is the daughter of the late Fletcher Keele Bragg and Jessie Mildred Steele Bragg.  She graduated from Tennessee Tech with a degree in home economics and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, with a Master’s Degree in Religious Education.  She and her husband were missionaries in Ghana, West Africa, for many years.  After returning, she served as secretary for several churches before going to work for the Stewardship Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville.  She had been a member of Immanuel, Fairview, and Rocky Valley Baptist Churches.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Mary Lillian Bragg, and three brothers, Joe Thomas, James, and Howard (Christine) Bragg.

She is survived by her husband of sixty one years, Rev. Douglas C. Cather; three children, Millie (Dan) Falls of Hewitt, TX; Anita (David) Roche of Monroe, GA; and Bill (Lindsey) Cather of Mt. Juliet; twin sister, Sue Helen (J.D.) Land of Roanoke, VA; four grandchildren, Hannah Ruth Cather, Charles Douglas Roche, Andrew Hartmann Cather, and William Eric Cather; two step grandchildren, Justin (Mary Jo) Falls and Andrea Falls; step great grandchildren, Lyric & Wesley Stow; sister in law, Barbara Bragg of Lebanon; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Lottie Moon Offering of the International Mission Board.

Messages for the Family

  1. Lori Martin says:
    Sorry for your lost
  2. Suzanne Christian says:
    So sorry for the separation that you all will feel in the days ahead. Know we are lifting each of you up in prayer and praying for peace and comfort for all of you. What a blessing your Momma was and how thankful I am to have been blessed to have met and loved her. thankful too, for a friendship with Anita that has spanned the years. Love and prayers , Suzanne<
  3. Haywood Barry says:
    Bill and family. So sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. Words are never enough but you have our condolence. Haywood
  4. Joyce Jackson Adams says:
    Dear Sue,
    I happened on Sarah’s obit while searching for someone who had been at Ligon & Bobos this week.
    I had often wondered what had happened to you girls.
    You may not remember me but I was the pianist at FBC, Cookeville when you were at TTU. I’ve often
    thought of you both over the years and thanks to our
    Father’s planning, I look forward to seeing you again “someday”,
    Bill and I came back to Cookeville many years ago and
    we have a preacher son and a preacher son-in-law and
    our daughter is a RN and married to a preacher.
    Our son, Tim, was at NOBTS from 1977 until he graduated. Can’t help but wonder if he and Sarah crossed paths in Ft. Worth.
    Most of the group is already gone—Mary Helen White,
    Carlyle Smith, George McKay, Maxine White and all of them to Alzheimer’s. They lived in Huntsville, AL and now my granddaughter and her husband have been in Huntsville.
    I wish you well and comforting days until we all meet
    in heaven.
    Best regards,
    Joyce Adams
    ever since we parted
  5. Joyce Jackson Adams says:
    Oops! I didn’t mean to type in NOBTS in the other writing.
    That was where our son-in-law graduated from. Tim and Faith were in Fort Worth.
    Thank goodness my dementia problems will be healed
    one of these days. It’s not really bad, I guess, but I’m
    embarrassed when I can’t think straight.