Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, July 6 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Cather, 86, of Lebanon. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery in Woodbury.
Mrs. Cather 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.
Survivors include: her husband of 61 years, Rev. Douglas C. Cather; children Millie (Dan) Falls of Hewitt, TX; Anita (David) Roche of Monroe, GA; and Bill (Lindsey) Cather of Mt. Juliet.
Also surviving: 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; 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.
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.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Lottie Moon Offering of the International Mission Board.Arrangements were in the care of Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.
Arrangements were in the care of Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.