Peggy Cardwell

June 26, 1933January 14, 2021

Peggy (Grimes) Cardwell was born on June 26, 1933 and passed away peacefully on January 14, 2021 in the care of Alive Hospice.

Peggy, the daughter of the late Howard Pearre Grimes and Ivy Pearl (Young) Grimes, was born in Nashville, TN. In her younger life, she lived in Winchester, TN. In her later life, she lived in Nashville, TN and Greenbrier, TN and was a long-time member of Greenbrier United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 44 years, Carl Cardwell, her brothers, Harold Goodwin Grimes, Walter Carl Grimes and Howard “Hot” Grimes Jr., as well as her sister, Dorothy “Dot” Eunice Grimes. She is survived by her three daughters, Terri (Jimmy) Grubbs, Gina (Doug) Jones and Sharon Samms, along with sister-in-law, Betty Grimes Horton, two nephews, Wayne Grimes and Layne Grimes, five grandchildren, Jamie (Tony) Forster, Joel (aka Joey) Grubbs, Amy (Pete) Obenauer, Brett (Brianna) Jones, and Jacob Howse (Karley Wilcox); seven great grandchildren, Morgan Underwood, Becca Forster, Allie Obenauer, Miles Grubbs, Kaylee Obenauer, Rowan Jones and Ryan Obenauer and one great great grandson, Colson Underwood.

Peggy had an associate degree from Trevecca University. She retired as a Legal Secretary and Assistant to Sam Bartholomew of Stokes & Bartholomew Law Firm in Nashville, TN, after many years. She loved her family and she loved God and the church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens in Goodlettsville, TN, with burial to follow at 3 p.m. Visitation will be held prior to the service, from 12 noon to 2 p.m.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021


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Jerry Marable

January 20, 2021

Peggy was in my Sunday School class at Inglewood United Methodist Church back in the 1970s. She was a dear, sweet lady and very smart abut Biblical matters. I was also good friends with her husband Carl. She will definitely be a loss to the body of Christ as well as her church and we shall also miss her very much too.

Caroline COOPER

January 19, 2021

Much love and prayers for Sharon and the rest of the family during this time. So sorry for your loss. Special lady and Mom.

Cathy Finch

January 16, 2021

So sorry to hear of the passing of this wonderful lady. She taught Sunday School for my son’s class. It was always a treat to see her when we visited from Illinois. Such a sweet lady. Greenbrier UMC will miss her. What a joy to know Peggy is now enjoying her eternal reward.