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Carden, Margaret -

Margaret Carden

Manchester - Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Peters Carden, age 90 of Manchester, will be conducted on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Charles Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Farrar Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday prior to the service from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Carden passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Margaret was born on January 17, 1929 in Jamestown, TN to the late E.O. and Alice Peters. She was a member of Main Street Church of Christ. Mrs. Carden was retired from Coffee County Central High School where she taught Health and P.E. from 1950-1984. In her time there, she founded the Coffee County Central High School girls track team where they won their first State Championship. Margaret loved spending time at the beach, fishing, reading, and after retirement she became an avid golfer.

Survived by her loving husband of almost 70 years, L.D. Carden; daughter, Lisa Carden Moore (John); sisters, Nancy Wood (Estill), Joyce Mullinex; grandchildren, Thomas Carden Webb (Jessica), Lisa Kaili Diamond; nephew, Lloyd Carden; numerous nieces and nephews.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Carden family.


Starts: 12/31/19 at 11:00am
Ends: 12/31/19 at 2:00pm
Coffee County Funeral Chapel
Manchester, TN 37355

Funeral Service
Starts: 12/31/19 at 2:00pm
Ends: 12/31/19
Coffee County Funeral Chapel
Manchester, TN 37355

Starts: 12/31/19 at 3:00pm
Ends: 12/31/19
Farrar Hill Cemetery
Manchester, TN 37355


Wilma Howland says:

Mrs. CARDEN was a very good teacher. Firm but fair. Won't ever forget the red jumpsuit gym clothes. She knew that we all hated them. She was a good person.

Loretta Jones Baird says:

A very special role model for students. My homeroom teacher from 1950-1955. I loved her!

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Coffee County Funeral Chapel
Coffee County Funeral Chapel
786 McMinnville Hwy
Manchester, TN 37355
(931) 723-3330