Marcia Ann Short

December 20, 1952May 9, 2019

Marcia Ann Short (Pugh), age 66, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2019, at her home in Madison, TN. Born in Nashville and raised in Donelson, where she graduated from Donelson High School, Marcia was a loving mother, aunt, grandmother, and friend to many. Her outgoing personality made a lasting impression on everyone she met. Her smile lit up a room, and her laugh was infectious. She was an amazing cook. She loved the ocean, collecting snow globes and Betty Boop memorabilia, watching scary movies, and spending time with her sweet, black cat Nini. She will be greatly missed by all. Marcia is preceded in death by her mother, Betty Ruth Smotherman, father Marvin Barnes Pugh, Jr., brother Billy Ray Smotherman, Jr., second husband Dr. Steven Satterfield Rutledge, and third husband David Reed Short. She is survived by her loving sister Debbie (Rich) Schwan, brother Tim Pugh; children, Brandon (Jana) Mason, Joseph Rutledge, Stephen Rutledge, and step-daughter Rhianan Short; grandchildren, Ty, Megan, Jace, and Cooper Mason; Blake Jarrell, Julian and Riven Shoemake; nieces and nephews, Jenny (Scotty) Walker and Julie Reasonover; John (Kelseigh) Smotherman, Kara (John) Conner, Wesley and Noah Smotherman. Marcia's final wish was to be cremated with only a small private viewing.


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Jana Mason

May 18, 2019

Marcy had eyes like Caribbean water, and a warm, genuine smile that I will always remember. She was an amazing cook, and I wish she had written her recipes down, but like any real southern woman, they were all done by memory. This is one of my favorite photos of her. I'll always remember her this way. Rest easy, Marcy.

Cynthia Moody Loring

May 17, 2019

I never saw Marcia without a smile. RIP DHS friend. ❤️

Bill Bryson

May 15, 2019

Marcia and I go back to like many of us to days at Donelson High. She became my shadow as she was always spying on me and her sister as we were dating. I remember how happy she was when selected as a cheer leader with her sister. She was always all about fun. Over the years we all got on with our lives and we drifted apart, except for invention of FB lots of people reconnected. We now see we need more than just a few words or pictures, we need to meet up in the real world too. Maybe just go for a coffee but sit down and share real time with our friends. Share some catch up stories, open up our lives again. We will all miss our little sweetheart, thank you for our time , although too short.

Carolyn Meeks

May 14, 2019

My beautiful friend, thinking of all our childhood and high school memories we shared. You were so loved and I will forever be thankful for the gift of your friendship. Rest In Peace my sweet friend 💫Love you

Debbie Jones Campbell

May 14, 2019

You were truly loved by all your friends, especially your DHS friends. May you now rest in Peace sweetie. you always . Say hi to my Daddy and brother Steve in Heaven. I'm so sorry I wasn't there for you.Love you Marcy

Roger Davis

May 14, 2019

She was my friend i met her at walgreens and became friends. I saved her life one time too. She suffered a great deal but she was a sweet and loving friend. Rest in peace marcy. Ill miss our talks. Godspeed. Roger Davis