Sally Ann McMurtry Sullivan

Sally Ann McMurtry Sullivan of Readyville, TN, age 92, passed peacefully on June 15, 2024.  Sally was born to Flora & Drew McMurtry on August 3, 1931 at Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX, the youngest of three daughters, including Patricia McMurtry Semands & Mary Francis McMurtry Hofheinz.  She was a daughter of the American Revolution and a lifelong member of the Scottish Brigade.

Sally was a loving Mother and Grandmother, survived by her only child, Elroy Sullivan (Debra), Grandchildren Eric Drew Sullivan (Courtney), Matthew Stewart Sullivan (Diana), & Virginia Ross Sullivan, & Great Grandchild Rowan Halley Sullivan.  In addition, Sally loved her step-Grandchildren Scott Davis Bissmeyer (Clotivel) & Jacob Shane Godley (Annie).

Sally was a lifelong member of the Garden Villas United Methodist Church in Houston, and also joined the Woodbury United Methodist Church upon moving here in 2016.  During her career, Sally was an extremely hard worker, working as an owner/manager, hostess, bookkeeper, & personal assistant.  In addition, she loved a good party, whatever the circumstances.

Services will be graveside at 2pm, June 17, 2024, at Thyatira Cemetery, 860 Bradyville Pike, Cannon County, conducted by Rev. David Lilley.  Share memories and condolences at

Gentry-Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190 615-563-5337. Because every life has a story.