April 10, 1917 - December 13, 2019
Mrs. Hazel Allen Gordon, age 102, passed away Friday, December 13, 2019, under the care and comfort of her loving family and the staff at Celebration Way. Funeral services will be 2 PM Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Julian Goodpaster and Don Harrison will officiate, with burial to follow in Rosebank Cemetery in the Flat Creek Community. The family will receive visitors 11 AM until service Saturday at the funeral home. It is believed that she was the oldest living person in Bedford County at the time of her death. She was born April 10, 1917, in Moore County, to the late John Wiseman Allen and Myrtice Gore Allen. She was retired from the Bedford County School System with over thirty years of teaching experience. She began her teaching career at the Turkey Creek School in Coffee County before transferring to Flat Creek Elementary School, and then going to Central Elementary School. Her years of service ended at Eakin Elementary. She held membership in the Farm Bureau, Home Demonstration Club and was a charter member of the Flat Creek Community Club. Mrs. Gordon was a faithful member of Flat Creek Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Richard Gordon in 2010, and sisters, Pauline Rassler and Nell Allen. Survivors include two daughters, Anne Sanders, of Murfreesboro, and Betty Goodpaster, and her husband Julian, of Eagleville; grandchildren, John Goodpaster, and his wife Jennifer, of Columbus, Georgia, James Goodpaster, of Eagleville, Sarah Teague, and her husband Matthew, of Whites Creek, Tennessee, and Dr. Will Sanders, and his wife Reetu, of Chicago, Illinois; great grandchildren, Maggie Goodpaster, Hazel Goodpaster, Ava Jean Teague, Locke Teague, Rohan Sanders, and Sonia Sanders. The family wishes to extend a special Thank You to the staff and administration of Celebratrion Way where she has been a resident for several years. Hazel would be honored with memorials to Flat Creek Church of Christ, American Cancer Society, or Shelbyville Bedford County Library. Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family.
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