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Toby Lillard

June 30, 1933 — August 16, 2021

Betty “Toby” Lillard, 88, of Benton, passed away peacefully on August 16, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on June 30, 1933, in Harbuck, Tennessee to the late Naaman and Alice Garrett Waldroup.  Throughout life, Toby was a friend to many and loved spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Paul Passmore and Earl Lillard; siblings, Edward Waldroup, Felton Waldroup, Lucille Davis, Irene Rogers, June Hensley, and Franklin Waldroup.

Survivors include her beloved children, Sherry of Benton and Danny Passmore of Cleveland; grandchildren, Shawna Raines, Marty (Jeni) Cross, Gina (Raymond) Simpson, Sammy (Amy) McNelly, Tasha Hicks, Lydia Simpson, Javan (Brooke) Simpson, Brileigh Hicks, and Walker Hicks; great grandchildren, Ethan Fadroski, Rhys Smith, Mason Cross, Avery Cross, Lydia Cross, and Noah Cross; great-great grandchildren, Declan Cross and Finnley Kate.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2021, in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with Reverend Jack Bryant officiating.  Interment will follow at Benton Memorial Gardens with her family serving as pallbearers.

Her family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.HigginsFuneral.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, August 21, 2021

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Interment

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Benton Memorial Gardens

217 Patty Rd, Benton, TN 37307

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