Ann Perkerson Dobbs

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on April 27, 1928

Departed on November 24, 2018 and resided in Nashville, Tennessee

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Ann Perkerson Dobbs- Age 90 passed away November 24, 2018. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Rotier & Mr. and Mrs. Conner Perkerson; parents, Verner and Frances Perkerson, husband, Stacey M. Dobbs, Jr.; son, Stacey M. Dobbs, III.

Survived by children, Rita Johnson (Jim), Denise Richards (Jerre), Bill Dobbs (Laurie); grandchildren, Brittany and Hayley Dobbs, Tripp and Dobbs Richards, William, Presley and Wallace Dobbs; sister, Frances Schlattner (Henry) of San Antonio, TX; brothers, Richard Perkerson (Barbara) & Preston Perkerson (Andrea); nieces and nephews, Richard Jr., Scott (Andra), Julie, Preston Jr., Lee Anne Perkerson (Alec Lambertson) and Elizabeth P. Graves (Evan), Henry Schlattner, Jr. (Melissa) and William Schlattner (Karrie), Karen S. Arnold (Edward), Tina H. Whitley (Don) and Tony Hostettler (Amy).

The family would also like to acknowledge some of Ann’s special friends, Dr. Howard Salyer (Edna), Al Davis, Max Howland (Shirley), Billy Howland (Julie), Lou Wallace (Terri), Allen Williams (Chris), Bo Richardson (Penny), Ed Thornton, Phillip Piercy (Liz), Derrick Coggin, Dr. Mark Goldfarg, Nancy P. Hearn, Jo Chenault, Yeita Cohen, Ina Hitt, Barbara Dunn, Jettie Swygert, Alton Kelley (Sheree), Mary Ann Daugherty, Libby Massie, Judge Muriel Robinson Simpkins, Maude Hopkins, Carol Krech, Stuart Bochmann, Jenny Lamb, Patty Connor, Ruth Rodgers, Phillis Alper, John Simpkins, Cynthia Trainer, Linda Pilkinton,Jon Albert (Karen),Trish Richards,Andy Blair.

Ann was a member of the Nashville and Hendersonville Woman’s Club, the Suburban Ladies Golf, Nashville Catholic Business Women, Nashville Yacht Club, St Henry School Board, Mayor Richard Fulton’s Task Force on Drugs, Sumner County A.P.T.A, Blue Grass Country Club Ladies Golf, President of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, Nursery Chairman for over 25 years at Christ the King Church, guide and interpreter for over 30 years at Belle Meade Plantation.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated 12pm, Friday, November 30th at St. Henry Catholic Church. Visitation will be 5:00pm -7:00pm, Thursday, November 29th at the church.

Memorial Donations may be made to The “Chip” Dobbs Memorial Scholarship at St. Cecilia Academy, 4210 Harding Road, Nashville, TN, 37205 or Bright Heart Foundation, P.O. Box 3463 Brentwood, TN, 37024 or The Belle Meade Plantation or Rise,inc,
Harpeth Hills Funeral Home 9090 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN, 37221, 615-646-9292,

19 Comments to Ann Perkerson Dobbs

  1. Janet Williams
    November 26, 2018 7:01 pm

    I have fond memories of Christmas Eves at Aunt Ann’s house. Always warm and welcoming. She will be missed. My condolences to entire family.

  2. Jettie Price Swygert
    November 26, 2018 11:59 pm

    Ann was like the sister I never had. She was a combination sister- surrogate mother to me. I always knew where I stood with Ann and I knew she was a tough lady and a smart lady. Ann was one of a number of ladies who helped me survive a devastating marriage and then Breast Cancer. I hope some of her class and tenacity have rubbed off on me. I Loved her unconditionally. I don’t know how I’m going to live my life without Ann
    in it.Have a good time with your son Chip and visit with everyone else who have been waiting for you to come. No more painful knees. It’s time to rest . I love you Ann Dobbs. Jettie Swygert

  3. Donna Braniff
    November 27, 2018 12:52 pm

    You are in my prayers and thoughts during this time.
    Donna Krispin Braniff

  4. Rip Beazley
    November 27, 2018 1:25 pm

    Denise and the Dobbs family will always be a part of my childhood days. Mrs Dobbs was always so kind to me whenever I saw her. So, Denise please assured of my Prayers for you and your family.

  5. Rip Beazley
    November 27, 2018 1:26 pm

    Denise and the Dobbs family will always be a part of my childhood days. Denise please assured of my Prayers for you and your family. Your mom was definitely a wonderful lady.

  6. Barbie Wheeler Baker
    November 27, 2018 2:10 pm

    I’ll never forget…..Rita and I were playing at the Dobbs’ home when Mrs. Dobbs shouted, “Get in the bomb”! We flew over to the Hostettler home because it was on fire. I always enjoyed riding in “the bomb” but it was a wild ride that day! God bless your family.

  7. Kelly Hagblom
    November 27, 2018 3:27 pm

    On behalf of Grace Helen Beazley Fessey & family, we are so sorry for your loss. Ann was a wonderful lifelong friend of Grace Helen and will be greatly missed. Praying for and sending love to your family.

  8. Janet S Hasson
    November 27, 2018 5:51 pm

    Ann was always full of wonderful stories about herself and some of the visitors to Belle Meade Plantation. When we had an exhibit on Victorian mourning customs, and I put a coffin in the front parlor, one of Ann’s visitors nearly fainted. Ann took her into the front hall, got her a drink of water, and asked her what had upset her so much. The lady replied, “I just can’t stand the odor of the flowers!” What the lady didn’t know was the flowers were all artificial, and didn’t smell like anything. I really enjoyed working with Ann. I will miss her.

  9. Patsy Luckett
    November 27, 2018 8:42 pm

    The Dobbs family will always be a part of my life. I love you all.My condolences to your family and God bless you all. I loved your mother.

  10. Cristina Green
    November 28, 2018 1:10 am

    Thank you for bringing Christ’s love to my family through your ministries at CTK. We will miss you.

  11. Rebecca (Ramsay) Johnson
    November 28, 2018 9:33 am

    I have the privilege of working with Ann at Belle Meade Plantation. I always loved seeing her on the rotation schedule. Every time I was there, I learned something new. Her spirit was contagious. She will be greatly missed.

  12. Mandi Pitt-Reed
    November 28, 2018 11:20 am

    I feel blessed to have known Ann Dobbs during my time working at Belle Meade Plantation. Her strong Catholic example and passion for life are inspirations to me. Eternal rest grant to her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.

  13. John Dwyer
    November 28, 2018 11:53 am

    In the fall of 1970, Chip introduced me to his mother, Ann. As a new kid who just came to Nashville “from up north,” Ann started to school me on how things worked in Nashville. She was direct, loving and could cut through malarkey, which Chip and I were both happy to put out there, faster than anyone I had met before or since. She was always good to me. And God she was funny…with an unblinking eye for calling out hypocrisy. She was unique and a classic of her generation. She will be missed.

  14. Nancy and Jim Langdon
    November 29, 2018 10:29 am

    Jim and I send our love and prayers to all of Ann’s family.

  15. Patty Conner
    November 29, 2018 10:59 am

    Ann Dobbs was one of the funniest, kindest people I had the pleasure to know. Kind to a fault. There are so many “tour guide” stories and laughs we shared over the years and I will never forget her. Ann was truly ONE OF A KIND – a genuine, caring, thoughtful, straight-forward woman who lived her life to the fullest. RIP Ann!

  16. Margaret R. Sharp
    November 30, 2018 11:46 am

    Margaret Ann Ryan Sharp
    I had planned to be at Ann’s funeral Mass today, but for health reasons cannot be there.
    I’ve known Ann since we were 5 years old. Our parents were friends, and at one time neighbors many years ago.
    My sympathy to all her family, I’ll treasure my memory of her and remember the last time I saw her when she treated me to a fun lunch in July 2018. So sad I never got to return the favor.
    Love and prayers for Ann and all her family.

  17. Susan Owen
    December 2, 2018 12:55 pm

    What a dynamic lady who was a friend to many. She will be greatly missed. I feel fortunate to have spent many fun summer nights with the Dobbs family, and to have been the recipient of Ann’s kindness and hospitality. My deepest sympathy to all.

  18. MIchael
    January 23, 2019 10:25 am

    Loved working with you Ann. Blessings to you and your Family. RIP

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