OBITUARY: Beverly York


Beverly York passed away on December 27, 2022, at age 75.

The Funeral Service, conducted by Brothers Jonas Taylor and Will McReynolds, is 2 p.m. Sunday, January 1, 2023, in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN.  Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery will follow the service. Extended family and close friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 4-8 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the service at 2 p.m.

Beverly Jo Storie York was born in Lebanon TN on January 11, 1947, to John Francis Storie Jr. and Maudie Reed Spence Storie, of Lebanon TN. She was saved and welcomed into the fellowship of First Baptist Church, which her family attended, on June 16, 1957. She was active in G.A.’s and other activities there. Her education was in the Lebanon City School system where she was active in sports, especially basketball, under Coach Miles McMillan, who nicknamed her “Dynomite”. Excelling in vocal music under Ms. Gwaltney, she and her sister participated in many recitals. Her family owned and operated two businesses: Wanda’s Grill and Storie’s Grocery at 319 Maple Street adjacent to the Lebanon Woolen Mill.

She is preceded in death by her father, John Francis Storie Sr. and mother Maudie Spence Storie, both of Lebanon TN, and brother Ronald Kern (Linda) Storie, of Nashville TN, and loving doggy, Scooter.

Survivors are a husband of 46 years, James Edward York Sr.; children: Lisa (Sam) York-McGee, James Edward York Jr., Keith Travis (Lauren) Winfree, and James Zachary York; sister: Wanda Gail (Terry) Stone; granddaughters: Graci Winfree (Josh) Luck and Mattie Winfree; great-grandchild “Luck”, to be born in 2023; countless nieces, nephews, and their children.

Special thanks to a devoted and dear friend, Pauline Crook, Dr. Hardie Sorrels, Dr. Robert Woods, and hospice nurse and neighbor, Heather Sadler-Gallaher.


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