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12/15/12 — Mary Bertram Motlow

Mary Bertram Motlow, age 62 of Lynchburg, Tennessee died on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

She was born April 29, 1950 in Nashville; the daughter of the late Cliff Conner and Roselind Handley (Slater) Motlow.

Mary Motlow was Vice-President and Chief Operations Officer for Cumberland Spring Land Co. Inc., a family owned forest and agricultural company engaged in sustainable forestry practices and agri-business and wildlife management. She was a member of the Alabama Forestry Association, a legislative committee member of the Tennessee Forestry Association, Forest Landowners Association, National Wild Turkey Federation and Quality Deer Management Association. She also served as past Secretary/Treasurer of Sustainable Forestry Initiative Board of the (FFI Inc.), an international forest certification program, and was vice-president of the Franklin County Forestry Association and a member of the Elk Valley Forestry Association and the American Forest Landowners’ Association. She was a state certified tree farmer and master logger and was also involved in real estate in Franklin and Grundy counties. She lived on her farm in Lynchburg.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Lemuel Oscar and Ophelia (Evans) Motlow, maternal grandparents, Ed Bertram and Addie (Bowen) Slater, as well as her partner, Morris Edward Parker. Mr. Parker’s visitation will be 4-9 PM Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Woodbury Funeral Home.

She was a loving mother to her surviving daughters, Margaret Walker Armour and Mary Alexandra Motlow Richman, both of Lynchburg, TN; and sisters, Catherine Powell, Elizabeth Motlow and Melinda Killcreas.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Jennings Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 181 Majors Blvd., Lynchburg, Tennessee.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 1100 Kermit Drive, Suite 022, Nashville, TN 37217; The American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006; or the charity of your choice.

Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.