Betty Lou Prater

Betty Lou Prater, age 87, passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019. She was born in King, North Carolina, on December 28, 1931, to Elmer Lawson and Kate Grace Cox.  Betty Lou worked as an accountant for Midway Supply and for the Cheatham County School system.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, William “Doug” Prater; sisters, Bertha Chance, Bonnie Mahurin and Barbara Duncan and her half-brother, Burton Cole.  She is survived by a sister, Blanche Chaffee; son, John (Carol) Grady; grandchildren, Marla (David) Hoover, Damon (Bri) Grady, Ryan (Veronica) Grady and Chelsea (Bryce) Samuelson; and great-grandchildren, Madeleine and Sophie Hoover.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Cheatham County Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Felts Cemetery in Ashland City, Tennessee. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, September 11, from noon until service hour of 1 p.m. Serving as pallbearers will be friends and family.  Cheatham County Funeral Home 615-792-2552 online condolences at

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