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Mary Huston McLendon

d. September 22, 2021

Mary Huston McLendon, 78, Brentwood, Tennessee Mary Huston McLendon passed away surrounded by her family on September 22, 2021. At her request, no traditional funeral service will be held. She instructed us to host a “Fond Farewell” (a celebration of her life) to be held in the future with details to be shared when arranged. Mary Huston McLendon (Armstrong) was a loving mother and grandmother, dedicated wife, loyal friend, successful businesswoman, and mentor. Mary Huston loved to entertain friends in her home, travel, read, play challenging mind games, and write poems for special events. She is survived by her husband, Dana C. McLendon, Jr.; son, Dana C. McLendon III, (Amy); daughter, Susannah Macmillan (Rob); grandsons, Calvin McLendon, Benjamin McLendon, and Duncan Macmillan; granddaughters Charlotte Macmillan and Linley Macmillan; brothers Mac Armstrong (Beth) and Shine Armstrong; sister Adaline Pasour (Zeke); brother-in-law Baxter McLendon (Susan); many nieces and nephews; and many friends including the friend groups: the fabulous “Do-Rags” and the magnificent “Divas.” She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Ed. Mary Huston Armstrong was born in Columbia, Tennessee in 1942 and was the daughter of Annie Barton (McFall) Armstrong and Willis Frierson Armstrong. Mary Huston grew up with her older brothers and younger sister on the historic Cherry Glen farm in Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee. She earned an undergraduate degree with honors from the University of South Carolina and graduate degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and The College of St Joseph, Joliet, IL, also with honors. Mary Huston was President and CEO of The Centre for Healthcare Planning, and was a healthcare consultant for almost 20 years. Prior to her long career in healthcare, she worked in the printing industry and taught school at every level from pre-K to college. She was active as a board member on numerous not for profit boards during her lifetime, including service as chair of the Oasis Center. Mary Huston requests that in lieu of flowers or other gestures, that donations be made to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or other organizations dedicated to preventing and curing Parkinson’s disease. The family wishes to express profound appreciation for the professional and compassionate caregivers at Somerfield Health Center, TriStar Centennial Medical Center, and Alive Hospice.


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