Woodrow Wilson Baird

This is a little over a month old but wanted to get it out on the blog. Woodrow was the son of Ridley Baird (1876-1957) and Mattie Pearl Clemmons (1882-1949). Mattie’s father was Elam Alexander Clemmons (1843-1917), her grandfather was James Clemmons (1794), and her great grandfather was Samuel Thompson Clemmons (1751-1837). The obituary was from the The Post in Wilson County, Tennessee


Woodrow Baird, 88
LHS grad, member of Rocky Valley Baptst Church
MT. JULIET – Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, November 15 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Baird, 88, of Mt. Juliet.

The son of the late Ridley and Pearl Clemmons Baird, he died died November 12, 2007.

Mr. Baird was a member of Rocky Valley Baptist Church and a proud graduate of Lebanon High School.

Visitation will be 12-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet.

Services will be conducted by Chuck Groover and Joe Coleman officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: daughters Austelle (Don) Smartt and Myra (John) Simms; grandchildren Kerry (Chad) Swallows, Lisa Simms, Jack Simms and Joshua Smartt.

Also surviving is: great-granddaughter Ellie Swallows; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Myra and Verner Bates; sisters-in-law Mamie Baird and Clara Baird as well as devoted caregiver Dorothy Carter.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Baird was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Eleanor Burnett Baird, brothers Alex, Clyde, Hugh and Richard Baird and sisters Sarah Smith, Lucy Alsup, Johnnie Kate Gourley and Alleen Smith.

Family members will serve as active pallbearers.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Alive Hospice.

Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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