Anne Warren Magruder

August 23, 1920July 2, 2011

MAGRUDER, Anne Warren – July 2, 2011. Born in Nashville August 23, 1920, she was preceded in death by parents, William Thomas Magruder Jr. and Eliza Warren Magruder and brother, William Thomas Magruder III of Shelbyville. Survived by brother, Samuel Warren Magruder (Carolyn) of Atlanta, Georgia and Cashiers, North Carolina and sister, Ellen Magruder Nicholson of Tucson, Arizona. Anne was a graduate of Earlham College and was employed by Eastern Airlines for 40 years. She traveled extensively worldwide, including several countries where travel is now restricted. A devout Episcopalian and lifelong member of Church of the Advent Episcopal, Anne was the first woman elected to the Vestry and served as junior warden supervising the move of Advent from 17th and Edgehill to its present location on Franklin Road. She served on the Search Committee to call a priest to Advent and was a delegate from Advent to several Diocesan Conventions. She was active in the Diocese of Tennessee, being elected to the Tennessee Episcopal Bishop and Council, the Standing Committee and a deputy to the General Convention. She served on two Diocesan Episcopate Committees which nominated The Rt. Rev. George Lazenby Reynolds and later, The Rt. Rev. Bertram Nelson Herlong who became Bishops of Tennessee. In 1995, she was awarded the Bishop’s Cross for outstanding lay leadership. She was listed in Who’s Who of Episcopal Lay-Leadership. Through the years, Anne was vice president of the Episcopal Retirement Association, served two terms as president of the Dandridge Trust and served many terms on the St. Mary’s Retreat & Conference Center board of directors, where there is now the Anne Magruder Legacy Society established in her honor. In February of this year, the Board of Trustees honored Anne by naming her as an emeritus member of the St. Mary’s Sewanee Board of Trustees. She was the first board member to ever receive this distinction. Anne was a member of the Nashville Opera Guild, a life member of The Ladies Hermitage Association and a member of the James K. Polk Memorial Association. She was treasurer of many groups including Eastern Airlines Employees Club, Eastern Airlines Retirees of Nashville, St. Lydia Chapter of Church of the Advent and St. Mary’s in Sewanee. Funeral service will be held at Church of the Advent Episcopal on July 6 at 1:00 p.m. with The Rt. Rev. Bertram Herlong as Celebrant, assisted by The Very Rev. Robert Dedmon, Dean of St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, Peoria, IL and The Rev. Thomas Hotchkiss, Rector of Church of the Advent. Visitation will precede the service from 11:00 to 1:00 in the Moss Room at the church. Pallbearers will be nephews Patrick Farnsworth, Andrew Magruder and Justin Magruder along with Doug Hutchison and Hunter McCarty. Burial will follow the church service at the Malone gravesite in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Anne Magruder Legacy Society at St. Mary’s Episcopal Center, P.O. Box 188, Sewanee, TN 37375, St. Luke’s Community House, 5601 New York Ave, Nashville, TN 37209 or Church of the Advent Episcopal, 5501 Franklin Road, Nashville, TN 37220. MARSHALL DONNELLY COMBS, (615) 327-1111. Arrangements under the direction of Marshall Donnelly Combs Funeral Home, Nashville, Tennessee.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 6, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Anne Warren Magruder

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July 6, 2011

Ms Magruder was an incredible leader and an inspiration to all of those around her. She always had kind, encouraging words to say and enjoyed organizing and leading groups of people.

Because of these things and much, much more she will be greatly missed by all.

To the family: You are and will remain in my thoughts and prayers through your time of need.

K Hutchison

July 6, 2011

Miss Anne was a great lady and she will be missed by all that knew her

Andrew Wilkinson

July 5, 2011

May the Lord watch over and comfort you and yours in this time of mourning.Remember that by her example of devout service to the church and fellow man, she will live on through those of us who gladly and without reservation, continue to live as she did by serving Our Lord and those less fortunate than ourselves,