Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

1150 South Dickerson Road, Goodlettsville, TN


Martha Notie Lou Winfrey

March 20, 1931June 24, 2020

Martha Notie Lou Winfrey, age 89, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Mrs. Winfrey was born Friday, March 20, 1931 in Temperance Hall, Tennessee and is preceded in death by her parents, Priest Debit Rutland and Layuna Stokes Rutland; sons, Charles Shaw and David Shaw.

Mrs. Winfrey retired from Vanderbilt University as a clerical associate after 25 years of service. She enjoyed knitting, flower and vegetable gardening, cooking and baby sitting.

Survived to cherish her memory are her daughters, Sandra Chumney, Martha McKinney, Donna Winfrey; son, Danny (Roxanne) Bass; 17 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted 1:00 Monday, June 29, 2020 in Dowell Cemetery on Avant Road in Alexandria, Tennessee.

Family and friends will gather to remember Mrs. Winfrey at a visitation Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 5:00 until 7:00 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home 1150 South Dickerson Pike Goodlettsville, Tennessee


  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 28, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020


Martha Notie Lou Winfrey

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Vanessa Phillips-McPhee

June 24, 2020

Me, my brother, Earl, and passed sister, Carol Phillips used to go over to Ms. Notie’s house all the time as we were best friends with Martha and Danny and we’re acquainted with the other siblings. This family is also our family. We loved Ms. Notie very much and send our condolences and prayers to the family. Vanessa Phillips-McPhee