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Moffitt, Nell Harris

Estill Springs - Nell Harris Moffitt, age 96 of Estill Springs, TN passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Life Care Center of Tullahoma. Born in Elkton, KY, she grew up in a large, loving, musical family and attended elementary and high school in Guthrie, KY. Ms. Moffitt was a graduate of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and George Peabody College in Nashville, TN where she received her B.S. degree with a major in elementary music. She did graduate studies at Peabody College, University of Chattanooga and Belmont College. Ms. Moffitt married the late, Orvil Lee Moffitt of Clarksville, TN in 1941. Nell began her teaching career as music supervisor for the Montgomery County Schools in Clarksville, TN. Then for many years, she taught elementary music in the Dalton Public Schools in Dalton, Georgia. Also in Dalton, she directed children and junior choirs and music for Children?s Sunday School Department at Dalton First Methodist Church. She was a bible leader for Dalton ME church women?s circles and received lifetime membership in Women?s Society of Christian Service. Ms. Moffitt taught at Nashville Brockmead Elementary, a model school sponsored by the federal government. She was the chairman of the committee for the selection of music textbooks for the State of Tennessee. Nell and Orvil moved to Tullahoma in 1969 when Motlow College began, where Orvil started the music department and was chairman of the Humanities Division. Ms. Moffitt taught elementary school music in the Tullahoma City Schools until retirement in 1984 and was a member of Coffee County Retired Teachers Association. They joined the First Presbyterian Church in Tullahoma in 1971. It met the needs they felt then and felt now in Christian Worship. They lived on Tims Ford Lake in Estill Springs, TN, where they enjoyed not only their boys, their families and grandchildren, but lots of swimming, boating, fishing and traveling. Her hobbies included: music, gardening, flower arranging, swimming, boating, fishing and calligraphy. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Orvil Lee Moffitt; parents; brothers and sisters. Survived by her three sons, and there families Leland and Louisa in Atlanta, GA, Mike and Nancy in Jasper, Georgia and Eddie and Lisa living in Estill Springs, TN; 7 grandsons, John, Kit, Will, Matt, Andy, Derek and Jeremy; many great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to First Presbyterian Church in Tullahoma, TN. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 11:30 A.M. at First Presbyterian Church in Tullahoma, TN with the Rev. Stephen Yates officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Tullahoma Funeral Home. Interment will be held Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. in Glennwood Cemetery in Elkton, KY. Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the Moffitt family and asks that you sign and view the guestbook at


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