Myrtle Colleen Baird

Born in Erin, TN on May 31, 1924

Departed on March 26, 2018 and resided in Fairview, TN

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BAIRD, Myrtle Colleen “Polly” age 93, departed this life on March 26, 2018. Her life was devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren. She was a mother to three boys and one girl and numerous other children over the years. She attended Yellow Creek School in Houston County and played on the basketball team. She held numerous other positions as well. She was a Lifetime PTA member, taught Sunday School for many years, Mother of the Year for the In Home Demonstration Club, a 50 year Eastern Star member, wrote poetry and short stories, received many gold stars for letters to the Editor of the Tennessean. She worked several years during the war at a defense plant making airplanes.
Myrtle is preceded in death by her husband, James H. Baird; mother and father, Joe and Stella Adkins; brother, Joe W. Adkins; son, Gerald “Jerry” Baird.
She is survived by two sons, James “Jim” (Linda) and Randy Baird(Ann) and one daughter, Dora Baird Ferrell(Wayne); nephew, Larry Joseph Adkins; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 30, 2018 from 2:00pm-8:00pm and Saturday from 11:00am-1:00pm at West Harpeth Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday March 31, 2018 at 1:00pm at West Harpeth Funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Eastern Star Service to be held Friday, March 30, 2018 at 7:00pm at West Harpeth Funeral Home.


41 Comments to "Polly" Myrtle Colleen Baird

  1. David & Beverly Spicer
    March 27, 2018 6:01 pm

    Your family are in our prayers. May GOD Bless you all.

  2. V ina Keeling
    March 27, 2018 8:22 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to the family. She was a beautiful person who left many special memories in the hearts of others!

    Vina Keeling

  3. Carol Sappington
    March 27, 2018 8:30 pm

    My heart is so heavy at hearing of Mrs. Polly’s passing. I know where she is now – with her Heavenly Father – and has no pain or sadness, but we who are left suffer. I will miss her sweet personality and great stories. I could sit for hours and listen to her. I am blessed to have known this saint on earth.

    • Dora Baird Ferrell
      March 28, 2018 6:33 pm

      Thank you sweet friend. Mama loved you and always looked forward to seeing you. I love you too.

  4. Renee and Makenzie Booth
    March 27, 2018 8:43 pm

    She was such s grand lady! Celebrate her life, love and legacy! Ms. Polly loved everyone and everyone loved her. May she rest peacefully in the arms of our Lord!

  5. Keith Hankins
    March 27, 2018 8:53 pm

    I Love you Aunt Colleen ✝️💜
    See you up there soon enough…..

  6. Cheryl Manis
    March 27, 2018 9:02 pm

    Prayers for the family.

  7. Joan Wilson
    March 27, 2018 9:37 pm

    What a beautiful Angel that has entered the gates of Heaven. Ms. Polly, you were always a loving, caring influence in my life that I will cherish the rest of my days. I thank God for placing your family into my life as we grew up together. Thank you for always making me feel loved. Till we meet again🙏😇🙏

  8. Catherine Anne Lampley
    March 27, 2018 9:57 pm


  9. Samantha Hutchison
    March 27, 2018 11:27 pm

    So sorry for your loss Dora! Ms Polly was such a sweet lady! Our hearts and prayers are with you my sweet friend! I love you and your family!

  10. Judy Potantus
    March 28, 2018 1:06 am

    I am so sorry the loss of your Mom (Ms Polly) was a very loving, meek and beautiful lady as I and my Family
    remember her back in 50’s and 60’s. I saw her at her Birthday Party few years back in Dickson was amazed she
    remembered me. She will be missed and remember let the Celebration of her Life begin.
    Thinking of you Dora, Jim and Randy and Family.

  11. Faye Combs
    March 28, 2018 1:29 am

    My heartfelt condolences to the Baird family. I am very sorry for your loss.

  12. Gladys Combs
    March 28, 2018 4:16 am

    A beautiful memory of my life comes to my mind as I think of the few days Vina and I spent with Miss Polly and her mom years ago. Yes there are angels on earth.There is joy in the fact we will meet again. Have comfort in that. .

  13. Lori Bass Kaiser
    March 28, 2018 9:35 am

    Such a precious l
    “Lady”! You all are in my prayers.

  14. Rita Daugherty Stanley
    March 28, 2018 9:53 am

    So sorry
    I will be praying for u 🙏💗

  15. Paula Tant Fleming
    March 28, 2018 10:24 am

    Prayers for the Baird family. She was always so nice to all the Cohn students, letting Jim have those huge parties at their house. She seemed to enjoy the parties as much as we did.

  16. Wayne Ferrell
    March 28, 2018 1:32 pm

    What a special intelligent Lady that I was blessed enough to be in her life! She was so easy to love and talk to , I know she is feeling good now and making plenty of new friends! I’ll never stop having our talks together , because I know she always listens! My name is Wayne Ferrell and this special Angel of a lady is my Mother in-law!

  17. Debbie Moran
    March 28, 2018 3:07 pm

    Fly HIGH Aunt Polly,,,I hope you are dancing in heaven,,,prayers to all during this difficult time🙏🙏🙏😇😇

  18. Shirley L Mitchell
    March 28, 2018 4:47 pm

    I am blessed to have known her,the lord blessed all who knew and will always feel her presence here with us.We know and are thankful that the lord has stopped her pain and is now celebrating her wings.
    And her smile and loving and kind words live on.
    As i wish i could attend i am here with my mom that is in a world of her own that i can not leave,but i know you understand Mrs.Dora and family. Love uall

  19. Marcia Lavely
    March 28, 2018 4:49 pm

    Miss Polly was such an inspiration to us at church. Her spirit and caring for others was infectious. I loved being around her. I used to send her cards often. Recently I got one from her thanking me for all that I had sent her. A wonderful, God-fearing woman. She has many jewels in her crown and is now walking those streets of gold with so may other children of God. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  20. Annie Renshaw
    March 28, 2018 6:32 pm

    Our prayers are with you all. Colleen was a wonderful woman. My mother loved her so.

  21. Donna Clark
    March 28, 2018 6:58 pm

    I love you Aunt Polly. You were my second mother. I’ll cherish our times and talks alwUs.

    Your only niece,
    Donna Adkins Clark

  22. Donna Clark
    March 28, 2018 7:00 pm

    I love you Aunt Polly. You were my second mother. I’ll cherish our times and talks always. Thank you for loving Robbie. He loves you “MORE”!.

    Your only niece,
    Donna Adkins Clark

  23. Brenda Campbell Newman
    March 28, 2018 7:57 pm

    I am so very sorry for the loss of Mrs. Polly . Over her lifetime she touched so very many people, from Cohn, her children and other people who needed her help. From food for a hungry teenager or someone who just needed to talk. I am sure she was met by her sweet Angels that went before her. I also know the ones left behind are missing her and the heartache that comes afterwards. God bless the whole Baird Clan and my prayers are with you all, especially Jimbo, Dora, Randy and Larry.

  24. Lana Mills Netherton
    March 28, 2018 10:24 pm

    So sorry for your lost. Condolences to entire family.

  25. Judy Phelps Jared
    March 29, 2018 8:23 am

    Such a special lady with such a remarkable memory. I love my Cohn memories and she was one of them.

  26. David & Terrie MIchi
    March 29, 2018 12:52 pm

    We were truly blessed to have known Aunt Polly! She always made you feel like family!! May God bless and comfort you all as she will be missed. Aunt Polly is walking on Streets of Gold in God’s embrace. Our prayers are with you.

  27. Beverly (Matthews) Rocha
    March 29, 2018 2:47 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am also sorry that I didn’t know this beautiful lady. She was an angel on earth and will continue to love and care for you from heaven. Sending prayers and Holy Angels to give strength and comfort to family and all who were blessed to know her. Missing her is a given but celebrating her life and love will help.

  28. Iris Steed Browning & A.L. Browning
    March 29, 2018 8:08 pm

    All I can say is the children are so so blessed to have had a mama like Coleen. I have known her all my life as her parents farm joined my parents. Her mother Stella assisted in my birth almost 81 years ago, also that of some of my older brothers and sisters. Back in the late 90’s, Coleen went on a couple of TOURS that I co-ordinated following my retirement and we just had a blast, everyone just loved her! She has written me several letters in the last few years and told me several things that happened when my siblings and I were growing up that I had never heard before, she just blessed my soul with her love in the words she wrote! Her writing skills were phenomenal. I visited her several time at the assisted living in Dickson and she “bragged” on her children so much and told me how good they were to her. She will surely be missed, may God continue to bless the entire family.

  29. Don & Donna Buttrey
    March 30, 2018 9:22 am

    So sorry for your loss, Jim and Dora. My prayers are with you. Your Mom is now being rewarded for a wonderful life of giving and sharing her love. But, I know she will be greatly missed. God Bless you, my friends.

  30. Tammy Huff Woods
    March 30, 2018 11:18 am

    Some of my greatest childhood memories were made with you & your family. I remember going to what we called the farm. I love thinking back on the fun we shared & the memories we all made. May peace be with you all @ this time.
    Love you!

  31. Kaye Goddard Spence
    April 1, 2018 8:37 am

    Mrs Polly was a wonderful , beautiful person. Loved her dearly. Loved our talks, she loved and cared for ALL.Yes you will truly be missed by all that were blessed to have known you. Will cherish always our conversation and I’ll forever feel your last long tight hug you gave to me. Amy loved you so much. What a reunion in heaven it must have been. Rest now. Love you !!

  32. Nick Bailey
    April 1, 2018 3:15 pm

    Miss Polly was the epitome of a loving Christian Mother. What a beautiful legacy she left her family and the many people who were fortunate enough to know her. My family knew her through West Nashville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was my sunday school teacher when I was a little boy and she maintained an interest in me throughout my life. She and my Mother were good friends as well. I am so sorry for your loss and wish I had learned in time to attend the service. She was a remarkable woman.

  33. Jami Whitworth-Hankins
    April 1, 2018 6:25 pm

    Mrs. Polly was special and made everyone she knew feel as though they were the most important person in her life. Everyone loved her. She will be sorely missed. Like Nick, I, too wish I had known about her passion in time because I definitely would have been at the service. Love and prayers to the family. Love you Dora.

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