Former Greenbrier Principal Gertrude Deal Dies, She Was Just 66
CEDAR HILL TENNESSEE (Smokey Barn News) – Gertrude N. Deal, 66 of Cedar Hill, TN died Saturday August 29, 2015 at her home.
Mrs. Deal was born August 24, 1949 in Robertson Co., TN to the late Horace Elbert Newberry Sr. and Sallie Kennedy Newberry of Adams, in addition to her mother she is also survived by her husband, Terry Deal of Cedar Hill; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Jodi Deal of Greenbrier, TN; brother and sister-in-law, Horace and Vickie Newberry Jr. of Cedar Hill; sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Larry Schneider of Springfield; grandchildren, Amelia, Jasper and Milo Deal and nephews, Jason (Julie) Newberry and Joey (Emily) Newberry.
Gertrude attended Mt. Denson CPC, she was an educator for 36 years, 15 years as a teacher, 15 years as an assistant principal and 6 years as a principal, all at Greenbrier High School. She loved her grandchildren and educating and helping students.
“I had the privilege of working with Ms. Gertrude Deal during my time at Greenbrier High School, where she taught Business Education. We were also administrative peers.
“I will always remember her kind voice, warm smile, and calm temperament. She always looked after the needs of students first, but was supportive of her teachers and staff. To spend an entire career at the same school in three different capacities is nothing short of amazing.” Dr. William E. Locke, Ed.D. Supervisor of Secondary Education Robertson County Schools
Robertson County Schools is saddened at the loss of Gertrude Deal, and offers heartfelt condolences to her family. Gertrude was a vital member of our system for many years. She left a legacy at Greenbrier High School through her positive influence in the lives of those she worked with and those she taught.” Stephanie Mason, Assistant Director, Robertson County Schools
Robertson County Funeral Home Is In Charge Of Arrangements.
Memorial services will be held at 5 pm on Wednesday September 2, 2015 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home, with Bro. Frank Evans, Danny Weeks and Steve Sorrells officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 3 pm until the hour of service at 5 pm.
To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Gertrude please visit the Robertson County Funeral Home online Sympathy Store.
If so desired, the family request that memorial contributions may be made to the Gertrude N. Deal Memorial Fund. All donations may be sent in care of the Robertson County Funeral Home.
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