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George William Andrews

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000174 EndHTML:0000002890 StartFragment:0000002355 EndFragment:0000002854 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/computer/Desktop/obits/Andrews.doc George William Andrews was born July 25, 1928 to the late Bailey and Nannie Mae (Davis) Andrews.  He was the 9th of 11 children.  Born and raised in the Free Hills community, of Clay County, TN, he learned many domestic skills such as farming, gardening, and cooking.  He graduated from Free Hill Rosenwald School and attended Darwin High School in Cookeville, TN.

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George was united in marriage on November 14, 1948 to the late Clorina (Hamilton) Andrews who preceded him in death in March 2007.  Together he and Clorina owned several businesses, most notably Dale Hollow B-B-Q and Hilltop Café.  In his early years he worked as a groundskeeper and chauffeur for Dr. Brown and family in Livingston; as well as a cook’s helper in a restaurant in Cookeville.

His civic or community service involvement was extensive.  For many years he worked on various committees and boards related to farming, agriculture, and education.  During the 1980s he was fortunate to serve on a Tennessee Department of Education council designed to gather information to be used in the improvement of schools across the state.  This appointment allowed him to travel nationwide with educators and other community leaders.  Most recently, he served over 10 years on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency, Jackson/Clay County Committee, as an Advisor to problems and viewpoints of socially disadvantaged producers.

George departed this life on July 20, 2010 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness.  In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by brothers: Charlie, Sam, James, Bailey, Jr. (June), and Joe; and sisters: Ollie Mai Hamilton, Annette Ramey, Bertha Burris, and Bonnie Peacock. He is survived by 2 sisters: Mary Eva Plumlee of Celina, TN, and Rose Edith (Joe) Wallace of Nashville, TN.  Also surviving are a host of cousins, friends, and over 30 nieces and nephews, of which he and Clorina was instrumental in the lives of Priscilla (Lulu), Lanessa, and Ashley Page.
After the passing of his wife and as his health deteriorated, he was cared for by his eldest niece Geneva (Bobby) Bartlett and 2 special friends, Reggie Williams and Francis Coe.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bobby Barlett officiating. Interment followed in the Free Hill Cemetery.