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Martha Ann Frakes Schulz

May 9, 1941 — December 29, 2020

Martha Ann Frakes Schulz, 79, retired teacher, died Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at NHC Columbia. A graveside service will be held at Saturday at 1:00 P.M. at Rose Hill Cemetery with Reverend Lee Stevenson officiating. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family arrangements and condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born May 9, 1941 in Maury County, she was the daughter of the late Ewing Henry “Son” Frakes, Jr. and the late Marie Hackney Frakes. She was a 1959 graduate of Columbia Central High School, where she was class Secretary, cheerleader, and Homecoming Queen. In 1959, she was Miss Maury County and was a top five of Miss Tennessee pageant (right behind Dixie Carter). Martha earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Tennessee. While at the University of Tennessee, she was Vice President of the Association of Women Students, Dormitory President, Secretary of Kappa Delta Sorority, President of Panhellenic Council, and was a Top Five Miss University of Tennessee. After college, she enjoyed traveling with her husband, and her “Girls”, Lynn, Pam and Joyce on summer trips. Martha always looked forward to visits with her loving cousins, LaRue, and Alice, and lifelong friend, Carolyn for a glass of wine. Martha loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. While her husband was in the service during Vietnam, she was busy raising their children. Martha loved gardening and for many years was in charge of the James K. Polk Gardens. She was loved by her students and gave her time tutoring at home. After a career of teaching with years at Columbia Academy and McDowell Elementary, she retired from teaching 5th-6th grades at Whitthorne Middle School and was Teacher of the Year in 1999-2000. Martha was a beautiful, sweet, loving lady, who made friends very easily, always with a beautiful smile. She was known for taking food to those that were grieving or ill. Martha was proud of her Methodist upbringing, and was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was very proud of the kneeling pads at First United Methodist Church created by her favorite aunt, Frances Frakes. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Stuart “Butch” Schulz of Columbia; sons, Stuart (Terri) Schulz, Jr. of Nashville; Matt (Ann Marie) Schulz of Nashville; daughter, Sally Schulz (Jason) Brown of Kingston; sister-in-law, Pat Schulz of Ohio; grandchildren, John Schulz, Maria Schulz, Neelley Brown, Fisher Brown; nephew, Jason (Suzanne) Frakes; great niece, Chloe Frakes; and great nephew, Austin Frakes; aunt, Frances Frakes of Alabama; and her Schulz nieces and nephews, Dianna, Dolores, Dawn (God-daughter), Douglas, and David. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Neel Frakes.

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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Rose Hill Cemetery

, Columbia, TN 38401

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