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Betty Harrell McPeak

July 25, 1931 — April 11, 2021

View Video Tribute Betty “MeMaw” Harrell McPeak, 89, retired Administrator for NHC Hillview, went home on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at her residence in Columbia surrounded by her family. A private family graveside will be held at Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials to Maury County Fire Department in memory of Mrs. Betty McPeak, 1116 West 7th Street, Box A, Columbia, TN 38401. Condolences may be extended online at Born July 25, 1931 in Franklin, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Walter M. Harrell and the late Bessie Wood Harrell. Mrs. McPeak was a 1949 graduate of Franklin High School and attended Columbia Business College in the 1950’s. In 1949, she married Clyde McPeak and they made their home in Spring Hill until his passing August 8. 1976. Betty had several bookkeeping jobs in Columbia including, Burt Brothers Furniture. In 1964 she began working for Hillview Haven nursing home as an Administrator. When NHC was founded by Dr. Carl Adams she was one of the five original Administrators hired to oversee Hillview Healthcare. Betty always felt her connection to and desire to help people led to her long and successful career in healthcare. Anyone who knew her knew and loved her hugs, fudge, and pecan pies Mrs. McPeak loved cooking for her family and friends, drawing, coloring, and traveling. She was a member of Maury Hills Church. Survivors include her son, Garry (Tammy) McPeak; grandsons, Cameron (Christina) McCanless, Zach (Kaitlin) McPeak, Colton (Ashley) McPeak, Chase Cole; great great grandchildren, Waylon McPeak, Brighten McPeak, Easton McPeak, Charlie McCanless, Baylor McPeak, Houston McPeak; sister, Barbara McPeak; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Jr. Harrell, James Harrell, and German Harrell. Active pallbearers will be Cameron McCanless, Zach McPeak, Colton McPeak, Chase Cole, Michael “Stick Man” King, Tim Hobbs, Wayne “Buster” Vandiver, Jr. “Nunior” Vandiver. Honorary pallbearers include Waylon McPeak, Brighten McPeak, Easton McPeak, Charlie McCanless, Baylor McPeak, and Houston McPeak.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home

320 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401

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