Margaret "Granny" Cockrill Chumley Armstrong

July 2, 1917May 2, 2011

ARMSTRONG, Margaret Cockrill Chumley, “Granny”, age 93, of Nashville, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2011. Preceded in death by her first husband, Clifford Taylor, “C.T.”, Chumley, Jr.; second husband, Charles Allen, “Tick”, Armstrong; parents, Roy Cockrill, Sr. and Minnie Myrtle Hinson Cockrill Goodwin, and step-father, David Burr Goodwin; sisters, Marie Young and Evelyn Rash; brothers, Douglas Cockrill and Roy Cockrill, Jr. Survived by sons, Jere (Janet) Chumley and Norman (Diane) Chumley; sisters, Minnie Lee Rodrigues and Myrtle Beatrice Goodwin; grandschildren, great grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild; nieces and nephews. Mrs. Armstrong was born July 2, 1917. She graduated from Central High School in Nashville, and was retired Administrative Assistant from the U.S.D.A., Milk Marketing Division, Nashville. Margaret was a member of Stones River Women’s Club, and she was a Lioness. She was a faithful member of Donelson 1st Baptist Church for almost 60 years and served the church in various capacities. The family would like to thank the staff at McKendree Manor and Alive Hospice. Funeral services will be conducted 10:00am Thursday, May 5, 2011 in Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Barron officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Family members will serve as Pallbearers. Visitation with the family Wednesday 2 – 6pm. The family requests that donations be made to Golden Cross at McKendree Manor, Alive Hospice, Broadmoor Family Worship Center, 215 Broadmoor Dr., Nashville, TN 37207, or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered at HIBBETT & HAILEY FUNERAL HOME, 429 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN (615)883-2361.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 5, 2011

Margaret "Granny" Cockrill Chumley Armstrong

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May 6, 2011

Norman, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I know Huddy knew her and I assume I met her at some point during the early years at baseball games. You and your family are in my prayers.

Nancy M. White

May 2, 2011

Jere, although I never had the pleasure of meeting your mom, I know that she was a great mom, grandmother and friend of many. Tracy and I offer our sincere condolences to you, Norm, Terri and extending family. Our thoughts are with you during this sad time.

W. Steve and Tracy Rucker

Linda McNabb

May 2, 2011

To the family of Margaret Armstrong...This woman sounds like an amazing person...and, lived a long and prosperous life with the love of family and friends for many, many years...May she rest in peace...