Lila (Harrison) Hallmark, born Nov. 7, 1914, to Thomas and Emma (Williams) Harrison, passed away in Nashville, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at the age of 104 years, 11 months and 22 days.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Nashville where she taught Jr Classes for 24 years. Then she taught a young ladies class for several years and then a Senior Adult Ladies class. During these same 24 years she was a saleslady for Hunts Department Store. She became a member of Terra Firma Club, where she learned to appreciate all the beauties of wildflowers to the beauty of the royal rose. With her husband, Rephard’s help she used her talents to decorate the altar and the vestibule of First Baptist Church.
Also, together, they worked with others to set up the Nativity Scene on the Court House Lawn to welcome the Christmas season.
Lila was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Clell Harrison and Alger Harrison, and a sister, Norma Harrison. Also, a son, Ray Hallmark and a daughter, Betty Featherson and her husband Jimmie Featherson, and a granddaughter, Terry George.
She is survived by 4 grandchildren, Debbie Beene and husband Jimmy, Richard Featherson, Roger Featherson and wife Karen, Rodney Featherson and wife Heather;
10 great-grandchildren, Timmy Beene and wife Brandy, Michael Beene and wife Janice, Eric Featherson and wife Kelly, Katie and husband Cody Boone, Anna Hornbeck and husband Si, Andrea McRae and husband Marc, Ivy Weaver, and Chance Weaver and wife Mariah, Allie Watson and husband John David and Ty Featherson.
She is also survived by 22 great-great-grandchildren, Trenton, Trace and Tyler Beene, Lainey Beene and Cassidy Beene, Cadence Jordan, Seth Allen, Lila and Bodie Mills, Ethan and Eli Riggins Hornbeck, Ashley, Lily, and Kinly McRae, Jolee and Jones Watson, Ellie and Lila Featherson, Adam and Odie, and Lincoln Weaver; two great-great-great-grandchildren, Tanner and Kallie Beene.
Services for Mrs. Hallmark were Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Nashville with Bro. Kevin Sartin, Bro David Blase and Bro. Jimmy Dale officiating. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. The family received friends on Thursday night from 6 to 8 at the funeral home. You may send the family a sympathy message to Nashville Funeral Home on Face Book.