Mary Elizabeth Vowell

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on February 27, 1992

Departed on February 2, 2017 and resided in Franklin, Tennessee

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Mary Elizabeth Vowell, Age 24, February 2, 2017.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Bobby R. Vowell, Bertha and DeRay Neisler.

Survived by her parents, Stanley and Nina Vowell; brother, Brandon Vowell; sister, Teresa Duzan; her loving memaw; three nephews; beloved dog, Harley Marie.

Mary was a graduate of Centennial High School and a graduate of The University of TN Health Science Center in Memphis. She was a Registered Dental Hygienist for Aspen Dental in Clarksville, TN.

Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 6 at Christ United Methodist Church, 508 Franklin Rd. Franklin, TN.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, or Happy Tales,

HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 9090 Hwy 100 Nashville (615) 646-9292

41 Comments to Mary Elizabeth Vowell

  1. Tom Gillem
    February 4, 2017 4:34 pm

    Nina, Stan, Brandon and Teresa,

    You are all in our prayers.

  2. Jimmy and Kelly Johnson
    February 4, 2017 6:31 pm

    Mary Elizabeth will always have a special place in our lives and we are heartsick at her departure. Stan, Nina, our hearts and prayers are with you and her brother and sister. We count ourselves lucky to have been apart of her life and are honored that she graced ours. God’s love to you all.

  3. Brad Curry family
    February 4, 2017 7:50 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Take solace in knowing that she completed the mission God had for her on earth Sooner than most.

  4. Lynnell Derryberry
    February 4, 2017 8:19 pm

    Stan, Nina, Brandon and Teresa, you all are in our thoughts and prayers. My heart breaks for you. So very sorry for your loss.

  5. Lisa, Jelisa and Jordan Chatman
    February 4, 2017 9:13 pm

    To the Vowell family,

    We are thinking about and praying for you all. Sending our love out to you during this time. Please let us know if you are in need of anything

  6. Kim Ballew
    February 4, 2017 10:02 pm

    Mary you were such a wonderful funny person, and I loved working with You! You always had a smile on your face, and brightened the room with your presence! You touched everyone’s life in so many ways! You will be missed but never forgotten!

  7. Margie Thessin
    February 4, 2017 10:42 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss of Mary. She was a wonderful girl and young woman who we enjoyed knowing and watching as she grew up.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Thessin Family

  8. Jennifer & Jason Pinson
    February 4, 2017 10:46 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Lynn & Marsha Vandergriff
    February 4, 2017 11:02 pm

    Nina and Stan;
    Marsha just saw this about Mary on Facebook. We are sorry to hear of this. Our heart goes out to both of you. We will be praying for you and your family.

  10. Debbie Chessor
    February 5, 2017 1:58 am

    I was so blessed to have the pleasure of knowing Mary at Centennial. She will be greatly missed I know, grieving with you.

  11. Theresa Wells
    February 5, 2017 6:42 am

    To the family and friends of Mary. May you feel the loving arms of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ wrapped around you. I am praying earnestly for you. I didn’t know Mary long but she was one to show herself friendly and definitely had a spirit of help. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4).

  12. The Laynes - Mark, Lois, & Drew
    February 5, 2017 11:28 am

    We are so sorry for your loss of beautiful Mary. We send you our love and heartfelt prayers that you may find the strength you need to get through each day.

  13. Jack & Bonnie Elam
    February 5, 2017 11:40 am

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers and love are with you all.

  14. The Zehring Family
    February 5, 2017 12:55 pm

    Praying comfort for you all, so sorry to hear this about sweet, beautiful Mary. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers!

  15. Jon Hill
    February 5, 2017 1:00 pm

    Stan and Nina, I’m very sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers going your way..

  16. Dianne Petty
    February 5, 2017 1:22 pm

    I am so very, very sorry..,Nina…She was a precious little girl and a beautiful young lady…My heart, mind, head, and soul is filled with love and prayers…You all are still with me as I have a crocheted, starched tree in our bathroom that you and she gave to me all those years, ago…It has been a long time but there are those that have remained in my heart…I I can help in anyway, I am here…Man, many prayers for You and All ..???❤️

  17. The Lovell family
    February 5, 2017 2:47 pm

    Having only known Mary through our own children and their friends who grew up with her through FIS,FMS,and CHS, we know that she was a bright light in this world. Everyone who knew her always spoke in glowing terms of her kindness, her compassion and what a great friend she was to so many. We offer our prayers and join with so many in surrounding you all with love and support during this really hard time.

  18. Steve, simone, Gaby, Jo and Ollie Campbell.
    February 5, 2017 3:06 pm

    I can’t imagine what you are going through. My heart is heavy for your family. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  19. Colette Stewart
    February 5, 2017 5:58 pm

    I considered it an honor to have Mary Elizabeth as a student at UTHSC. She was very dedicated to her goal of becoming a Dental Hygienist. Her determination was admirable, so much so, I came to think of her as another daughter. My family knew her because I spoke of her so often. She was and always will be an angel.❤

  20. Marsha Spain
    February 5, 2017 6:03 pm

    Dearest Nina, My classmate and friend! My heart is breaking for you and your family. My prayers are with you. I only wish I could be of help to you. Please take care of yourself. With much love, Marsha Spain

  21. Karen Camp
    February 5, 2017 6:15 pm

    So sorry to hear your sad news. Wish I knew the words that would give you comfort. Thinking of your and your family during this difficult time.

  22. Linda Myers
    February 5, 2017 6:21 pm

    My heart breaks for you. You are in my thoughts
    and prayers.

  23. Keller and Julia Chapman
    February 5, 2017 7:53 pm

    Stan and Nina, We are so sorry for your loss of Mary Elizabeth. You and your family are in our prayers.

  24. Megan Pullum
    February 5, 2017 9:09 pm

    Mary Elizabeth was a kind, sweet hearted soul. I am so so thankful I knew her through our sorority, Kappy Delta at TTU. I’ll never forget the many memories we shared. I have been and will continue to pray for your family. Love and AOT forever and always sweet Mary girl.

  25. Karen Moore
    February 5, 2017 10:35 pm

    Oh my gosh.. I just saw this on Kevin Harris’s page and the last name caught my interest. Nina, we have been out of touch for years but my love for you never ended. To all of your family, I am SO sorry for your unimaginable loss. Sending love. Wish I had known sooner so that I could have come today. So, so sorry for your loss.

  26. The Mauldins
    February 5, 2017 11:36 pm

    Mary Elizabeth was a precious girl and we have such fond memories of our girls playing together and going through church together!! Sending our love and prayers! Laurie, Randy, Karli and Ross Mauldin

  27. Jerry Barnette
    February 5, 2017 11:41 pm

    Nina and Stan

    I am heartbroken to learn of your daughter’s untimely passing. May our prayers and the support of family and friends sustain you. May God’s infinite care watch over and comfort you.

  28. Tom and Jane Moore
    February 6, 2017 6:51 am

    Stan and Nina, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  29. Kim and Mike Ladd
    February 6, 2017 7:22 am

    Stan and Nina, Our thoughts and prayers are out to you during this difficult time! We will always remember Mary and her selfless personality that she always showed. She always was a kind non-judging individual and left her heart wherever she was. She will be missed! Praying for healing for your family! The Ladd’s!!

  30. Shirley Covington
    February 6, 2017 8:58 am


    My heart breaks for you and your family. May the happy memories sustain you and ease the grieving process.

    Shirley Covington

  31. Teresa (Adams) Wilson
    February 6, 2017 11:05 am

    Nina, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this terrible time of sadness and grief.

  32. Mona and Steve Batchelor
    February 6, 2017 12:42 pm

    We are so very sorry, Nina. Sending love from our family to yours. Peace and comfort for you, all.

  33. John, Lee, Camille, and John William Perrett
    February 6, 2017 1:19 pm

    Stan, Nina, Brandon and Teresa,

    My heart goes out to you. I have many fond memories of spending time at the ballpark with you and Mary.
    You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    John, Lee, Camille, and John William Perrett

  34. The Fullers
    February 6, 2017 1:22 pm

    Stan, Nina, and Brandon,
    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and wish for comfort and peace for you all.
    Cecil, Jana, and boys

  35. Susan Spain
    February 6, 2017 4:59 pm

    Stan, Nina, Brandon, and Teresa
    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to your family. Praying for your family.

    Susan Spain

  36. Vicki, David, Jesse, Lindsey & Courtney Kessler
    February 6, 2017 6:46 pm

    We are heavy hearted and have been thinking of you and praying for you constantly. When we think of Mary we think about those unforgettable dimples…those great big brown eyes…her playful nature…her heart of gold. Mary was a blessing to all who knew her and we cherish our Maplewood memories of her. We pray for comfort and peace at this difficult time.

  37. Randy Stevens
    February 6, 2017 9:00 pm

    Stan, Nina and Brandon, my heart is heavy with the news of Mary. She was a wonderful young lady when I knew her and your family back in those FMS day’s. I always will remember her for the happy and kind person that she was and my prayers go to you in the very hard time.

  38. Melinda Simmons and family
    February 7, 2017 12:50 am

    Nina and family,

    Our hearts are broken with yours over this unimaginable loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers… wishing you sweet memories as your grieve and pray Gods abiding presence with you.

    Melinda Simmons and family
    Tony, Melinda, Morgan and Paige

  39. James Landis Vowell
    February 7, 2017 4:53 pm

    So sorry to see Mary’s obit in the paper. Condolences to all family and friends. I did not know her, but with the same last name, I feel we must be related somewhere down the line. I hope one of the Vowells will contact me through email. May God bless you all.

  40. Carie Neal Bradfield
    February 10, 2017 1:29 pm


    I am so sorry to read of your devastating loss. My heartfelt sympathies and prayers go out to you and those who held her dear.

    Carie Neal

    February 13, 2017 9:07 pm

    To Mary Elizabeth family, I just found out today she is with God.She clean my teeth at Aspen dental. She was a Beautiful young lady. She was so nice and sweet and had a Beautiful smile.She was the only one that clean my teeth.I am going to miss her so much.God and I would bring the staff their Krispy cream donuts. She love that.God be with her Family .You all are in my thoughts and prayers,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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