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Wooten children share true spirit of Christmas

The surviving children of Nannie Mae Wooten are honoring their mothers memory in a unique way during the season of giving.

Rather than exchanging holiday gifts, theyve decided to make donations to the scholarship established in honor of their late mother at Austin Peay State University.

Wooten, who passed away in 1981, was a custodian at APSU from Jan. 1, 1959, until her retirement in February 1980.
The surviving children of Nannie Mae Wooten are honoring their mother's memory in a unique way during the season of giving.

Rather than exchanging holiday gifts, they've decided to make donations to the scholarship established in honor of their late mother at Austin Peay State University.

Wooten, who passed away in 1981, was a custodian at APSU from Jan. 1, 1959, until her retirement in February 1980.

She served as a positive role model and mentor for Dr. Joe Greer, a Memphis dentist who established the scholarship, which will be awarded to a promising minority student.

Linda Roberts, Clarksville, one of Wooten's children, said, “We hope that the people who knew her and thought she had an impact on their lives will donate to the scholarship. The students in the dorms loved her. She was their confidante, and she really touched their lives.”

The surviving Wooten children are Roberts, Onie Williams, Clarksville, Mariah Wooten, Nashville, Janet Long, Clarksville, James Michael Wooten, Clarksville, and Brenda Reynolds, Enterprise, Ala.

To make a tax-deductible donation to the scholarship, send your gift to University Advancement, APSU, P.O. Box 4417, Clarksville, TN 37044.
—Rebecca Mackey