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Obituary for Wilma Rose Eldridge (Allen)

Wilma Rose Eldridge, 68 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, surrounded by family.

Born Wednesday, May 5, 1954 in Cookeville, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Dillard Allen and the late Hazel McDaniel Allen. Wilma is remembered for her tremendously loving personality. She didn't know a stranger and even said that she "didn't know anyone that didn't like me." She was kind-hearted and would give the shirt off her back to anyone who needed it. In addition to her love, Wilma is infamous for her pranks. She loved her chihuahua Little Britches. Wilma is also known for her pies and cakes, and she was the business owner of Bell Acres Grill for over 20 years. She loved her family with all her heart and soul.

Surviving are
Gary (Jennie) Eldridge of Cookeville
Randall Eldridge of Baxter

Caleb, Emily, and Nathan Eldridge

a loving companion James Garrett of Livingston

And an aunt, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends

In addition to her parents, Wilma was preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters and daughter-in-law Joleen Eldridge,

A Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday at Presley Funeral Home located at 695 Buffalo Valley Road Cookeville, Tennessee 38501 with the Bro. Sam Davis officiating. Interment will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery, Cookeville, TN.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday, February 25, 2023, and again on Sunday, February 26 from 12:00 PM until time of service.

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