Reba M. Carnahan died on  September  5,  2019, at  Belvedere
Commons in Franklin, TN. She was born 4/23/1928  in  Jackson
County,  TN, to  Luther Moss  and  Lida Kendall Moss, fourth  of
five children on a self-sufficient hill farm.

She graduated from high school there in Gainesboro,  TN,  and
married    Ralph   Carnahan   in  Nashville  in  December  1948.
Suddenly   widowed   in   1982, she   lived   alone  thereafter  in
Columbia,  TN, and  then  with  her  daughter  in  Maryville,  TN,
since 2013. She moved to assisted living in March 2019 due  to
advancing Alzheimer’s.

A  lifelong  member  of the  Church of Christ, she supported her
minister  husband  and  the  education  of  her  3  children. She
worked as a dental assistant  to  periodontists  after  they  were

She  was   a   devoted  wife   and   mother, excellent  cook   and
homemaker, faithful friend, and  humble  and  quiet  spirit.   She
enjoyed walking, attending church and singings,  playing  cards
with her girlfriends in Columbia, and traveling widely  with  them.
She loved her family and wad proud of their achievements.

She  is  survived  by  one  sister, Bonnie Moss  of  Donelson,  a
devoted   nephew,   James   Edwards   of   Jacksonville,    three
children,   Gary   (Elizabeth)   Carnahan  of  Mobile,  AL,   David
(Marsha)     Carnahan   of   Franklin,    and    Teresa    (Walter)
McClanahan   of   Maryville, and six grandchildren and six great
grandchildren. She leaves a  legacy  of  patience,  consistency,
service, and anticipation of her heavenly reunion banquet.
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