Catherine Hamilton Barksdale

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Nashville - Catherine Hamilton Barksdale -born October 9th, 1947, died after a brief illness in Franklin, Tennessee on December 6, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marian Morrison Hamilton and Fred Samuel Hamilton. She is survived by her daughter Amanda Barksdale Stanfill (Rick), her brother Fred Samuel Hamilton, her sister Julia Hamilton Cargile, her step grandchildren Alex Stanfill (Ali), Ryan Stanfill and Reagan Stanfill, her nieces, nephew and great nieces. Cathy was a native Nashvillian who attended her beloved Woodmont Elementary School, Harpeth Hall School and Hillsboro High School. She graduated from the University of Mississippi and went on to pursue a career as a paralegal in Nashville. A lifelong Episcopalian, she was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church and served the church in various positions. Cathy always had at least 2 or 3 very spoiled dogs which were so precious to her, and she fostered many dogs throughout the years. The family would like to thank the loving staff at Claiborne-Hughes in Franklin, TN and Seasons Hospice. A memorial service will be held in Cathy’s honor on January 7th at St George Episcopal Church. Visitation will be from 11:30AM until 1:00PM with the funeral service following at 1PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Nashville Humane Association or Seasons Hospice Foundation. Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104 (615) 857-9955. We are proud to be your locally owned and operated burial & cremation provider.

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  1. My condolences to a dear friend of mine, Cathy, RIP my friend. Take care all the lonely pups in dog heaven❤️🙏🏽

  2. Cathy was like the sister I never had. As next door neighbors, we were playing together before we even started kindergarten at Mrs. Gossett’s, all through Woodmont Grammar school. In first grade, Mrs. Elsey was frequently sending us to the cloak closet for talking. Not sure how much good it did, keeping us together, as we still were whispering. We spent many hours riding our bikes, going to Saturday afternoon movies at the Belle Meade Theater, riding neighbors’ horses, or, playing records on Cathy’s record player, listening to Pat Boone or Ricky Nelson. And we, along with so many other neighborhood kids, spent hours at the Henderson, playing lots of games. I am so very thankful that I was blessed to be able to spend time with Cathy before here passing, and, we, she and I, reminisced about many of these very childhood times. I loved her, my friend, all my life. So thankful she was a big part of it. Truly a gift to all who knew her.

  3. Cathi’s parents were friends of my parents, Pattie & Charlie Byrn, & her Brother Buzz was childhood friend of my brother, Charlie, whom we lost so many yrs ago on Thanksgiving Day 1967. While I haven’t lived in Nashville much since I went away to school, I would run into Cathi when I was there visiting my Mother, Pattie — I think our families went all the way back to Parmer. I know she’ll be a great loss to her family. My sincerest sympathy, Patricia French Byrn Litow (Santa Monica CA)

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