8/91/5 — Lucy Faye Baskin Hollis

Lucy Faye Baskin Hollis of Tullahoma, passed this life on August 6, 2015, at NHC in Tullahoma at the age of 71.

Lucy was born March 4, 1944 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to the late Grover Cleveland ‘GC’ Baskin and Alice ‘Dolly’ Dye Baskin.flower 24

She was a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree and used her creative talents and love for the arts by serving as the Executive Director of the Tullahoma Fine Arts Center hosting exhibits, teaching classes, and organizing the Arts & Crafts Festival for many years. She also had previously taught Art at Tullahoma High School. She loved trips with family members to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Nashville on Sundays after church. Lucy generously served on numerous civic and community volunteer organizations including: the Tennessee Arts Commission, AEDC Women’s Club, Tennessee Backroad’s Heritage Board of Directors, National Water Color Society, Morning Rotary, and was a previous winner of the Tullahoma Kiwanis ‘Citizen of The Year Award’. Lucy enjoyed animals, especially dogs and Tennessee walking horses, and cherished time with family and friends at horse shows. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Cedar Lane in Tullahoma.

She is survived by two sisters: Frankie Baskin Stentz of Germantown, Tennessee and Maxie ‘Susie’ Baskin Manning (husband Mike) of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; one brother: Jerry Cleveland Baskin (wife Kathy) of Marietta, Georgia; one daughter: Michelle Hollis Keller (husband Ken) of Tullahoma, Tennessee; and two sons: Gregory Darin Hollis (wife Becca) of Gallatin, Tennessee, and Jeffrey Dixon Hollis (wife Ashley) also of Gallatin, Tennessee; and seven grandchildren: Kelsey Jo, Darin Dixon, and Lucas William Keller; Evelyn Claire and Anabel Olivia Hollis; Georgia Goodwin and Hayes MacLaren Hollis; and one great grandson Kayden Dallas.

Visitation for Ms. Hollis will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 8th at Tullahoma Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday also at Tullahoma Funeral Home with Minister Patrick Allison officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Horse Play, Inc. of Tullahoma, P.O. Box 393, Tullahoma, TN 37388 a non-profit organization providing recreational horseback riding opportunities for children with mental or physical challenges.

 

TULLAHOMA FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements.