Ruth Aveline Wall

Born in Erin, TN on March 29, 1923

Departed on September 28, 2017 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Ruth Aveline Wall – Age 94, passed away September 28, 2017 in Nashville, TN. Born March 29, 1923 in Erin, TN. Preceded in death by her husband, Leonard L. Wall; son, Leonard “Lennie” A. Wall, Sr; brothers, John Virgil McElroy, Fred Garner McElroy; parents, John Earl McElroy and Mary Julia Pulley.

Survived by her son, Michael R. Wall (Myra); daughter, Diane Scott; daughter-in-law, Cindi Wall; 9 grandchildren, Leonard Wall (Sam), Kimberly Collins, Todd Wall (Denise), James A. Scott, Jr. (Erica), Blake Wall (Kelly), Nathan Scott (Katie), Rachel Lewelling (Ryan), Amanda Vancleave (Tim), Abby Rogers (Chad); great-grandchildren, 19 and 2 on the way.


A Celebration of Life service will be held at West Harpeth Funeral Home Sunday, October 1st at 4:00pm.

Burial will take place at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens on Monday October 2nd at 10:00am.

Visitation with the family will be Sunday, October 1st from 1:30-4:00 at West Harpeth Funeral Home.


Memorial contributions may be made to Bellevue Baptist Church



6 Comments to Ruth Aveline Wall

  1. Stanley and Juanita Goodman
    September 30, 2017 2:59 pm

    We all loved Mrs. Wall, just sorry we have not dropped by to see her lately. I will always remember going to Crystal Springs, playing checkers with her and eating her homemade sugar cookies.

  2. Thomas Brackett
    October 2, 2017 9:21 am

    It was an honor meeting Mrs.Wall when I came out to visit Kimberly and her family. Mrs.Wall was very kind in welcoming me with opening arms and a smile into her home. I will never forget how spacial she was to so many and the smile she had given me she will be missed.

  3. Toni and Jeff Queen
    October 2, 2017 10:37 am

    Mike, We are sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  4. Derrickson Family
    October 3, 2017 7:54 am

    Heartfelt condolences to the family and friends. I know that Mrs. Wall will be dearly missed. I hope the promise recorded at John 5:28,29 will bring you comfort, knowing that soon she “will hear his voice”and awaken from her sleep. I’m sorry for your loss.

  5. Kennedy Collins
    January 27, 2018 6:11 pm

    Ruth Aveline Wall:
    One of the best things that have ever happened to me.
    I loved this woman with everything i am. The last time i saw her was on July 24th 2017, the day before we left for Arizona. We didn’t tell her we were leaving because she would forget and then we would have to tell her again. 5 months today this amazing lady passed away while i was at school 16 hundred miles away. I remember falling apart and then it was like i just blacked out. She was the joy of my life. I was around her so much for 12 years and ever since she passed away it’s like the whole family is falling apart. Every grandchild and every great grandchild has the memories that we will keep with us forever, but me and granny broke the rules i was supposed to keep her in the house and not let her drive but we were hungry and granny something that we didn’t have so we went to Burger King. Granny will always be the joy of my life. She was the one thing that pushed to me to not give up. I didn’t want to lose her but i couldn’t be greedy and just keep her to myself. Im very happy that she is in a better place now. Having to admit to myself that she’s gone is hard and it’s been 5 months and i still haven’t faced the whole fact that she’s gone and i don’t think i ever will. She was 94 years old and in pain and i knew what he best thing was for her but i fought every day that that wasn’t the best thing for her. I wanted her here with me and with the rest of the family, not with the people she loved in heaven. I’m gonna be honest i was angry at god for taking her from me and i didn’t want to but i couldn’t help it. That was the only thing i felt and as time has gone on the anger has stopped but that’s when all the sadness came back like it was the moment that thomas told me she passed.
    RIP Granny. You were loved by all and will be missed by all. 09/28/17

  6. Robert and Cyndi White
    May 4, 2018 3:50 pm

    Unfortunately, we JUST learned of this, having moved away just months before. We are so sorry to hear this, and frankly, a little bit surprised, as we honestly thought Mrs. Wall would surely out-live us! Tough as nails and correspondingly fearless, “Aveline” was a never-ending source of feistiness and fun and she will forever be among our all-time favorite memories of living in Bellevue. Our belated condolences to Mike and the rest of the family. On a lighter note, she’ll definitely be keeping the folks in charge of running heaven “in line”!

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