Claire W. Lyons

Born in Douglas, New Brunswick, Canada on April 10, 1941

Departed on March 30, 2019 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Claire W. Lyons, age 77 of Gallatin, passed away March 30, 2019 surrounded by her family. Mrs. Lyons was born on April 10, 1941 in Douglas, New Brunswick, Canada to the late Oliver R. Currie and the late Edith A. Williams Currie. Born and raised in Canada, Mrs. Lyons, her husband and children moved to the United States and became citizens in 1975. She worked as a banker for many years while her husband attended college then later became a cosmetologist. Affectionately known as “Claire the Hair Lady”, she cut hair for almost all of Gallatin; she loved her work and the people she took care of at the beauty shop. Claire was honest and hard-working, she would always help anyone who needed it; she was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother; she will be sorely missed by her family but they are comforted knowing she is reunited with Gary, the love of her life. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Gary Lyons who passed away on February 17, 2019; a great-grandchild, Andrew McReynolds; son-in-law, Jesse Keith McReynolds; and five siblings. She is survived by her children, Deborah Carman (Harold), Denise Blumenthal (Bill), and Darin Lyons (Andrea); grandchildren, Ben Blumenthal (Taylor), Blake Blumenthal (Kim), Tyler Blumenthal, Amanda McReynolds (Chris), Garrett McReynolds (Juana), Danielle Alexander (Garrett), and Anna Lyons; great-grandchildren, Kayleigh Blumenthal, Kennadie Blumenthal, Braxton Blumenthal, Bryce Catherine Blumenthal, and Amaris McReynolds; sister, Beatrice Crea; sister-in-law, Joan Currie; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday, April 3rd at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Crestview Funeral Home with James Bell, Harold Carman and Travis Fleming officiating. Entombment will follow in the Sumner Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with her grandchildren serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday from 4-8 P.M. and Wednesday from 12:00 P.M. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gideon’s International. Arrangements Entrusted To: Crestview Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, 1623 Highway 109 North, Gallatin, Phone: (615)452-1943, Obituary Line: (615)452-7589

17 Comments to Mrs. Claire W. Lyons

  1. Jo France’s Douglas
    March 31, 2019 3:46 pm

    She was someone that you would love not only as a friend but a sister,I learn to love her as a big sister I will miss her so much. God picked a lovely flower from the garden of life their was only one Claire Lyons someone that will always be in my heart l will miss her so much,but I know God love her to that why he don’t want her to suffer any more love you Claire.

  2. Beatrice Crea
    March 31, 2019 3:52 pm

    Claire was my baby sister whom I loved with all my heart I am the only one left in my family I will miss Claire for ever we talked Thursday morn I said are you ok She said yes but I don’t like to be alone I miss Gary her husband who passed away on feb.17 just 5 weeks ago They have a wonderful who took the best of care for both R.I,P. we will see you soon your sister Bea,

  3. Kirk P. Lyons
    March 31, 2019 4:50 pm

    I just lost my brother in February and now my sweet sister-in-law. I loved her smile and wonderful laugh. Rest in peace my dear and walk the streets of gold now with my dear brother Gary. It breaks my heart as Dianne and I will miss them both so much. See you in heaven some day soon. Your brother-in-law, Kirk

  4. Michael Amos
    March 31, 2019 5:05 pm

    Sending our condolences and thoughts to the whole family in Gallatin. They were a wonderful couple. May they Reat In Peace.
    Michael, Rick, Lisa and Donna Amos.

  5. Dianne Lyons
    March 31, 2019 5:48 pm

    So hard to believe that you are gone, Claire. You were a great sister-in-law and a wonderful friend. Enjoyed our talks. Heaven will be well entertained now. I know that you missed Gary too much and wanted to be reunited with him. Rest in peace my dear.

    Dianne Lyons

  6. Terry & Mary Lou
    March 31, 2019 6:01 pm

    Claire was such a special aunt to us and we will miss her more than words can express. She had a special gift of making each one of us feel important and loved; her smile and laughter brought happiness to everyone in her presence. Forever in our hearts 💕 Sending much love and prayers to her family who meant the whole world to her. Xo

  7. Deborah Roberts
    March 31, 2019 6:22 pm

    Claire was a giving lady that was always doing things for others . She was loved by everyone that met her . She was also such a hard worker . She was such a sweet and beautiful friend . I’m so blessed to have had her in my life for several years . Prayers for her family at this difficult time.

  8. Gail Amos - Chappell
    March 31, 2019 6:27 pm

    Debbie, Denise, Darin & your families,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. So much, in such a short time. You didn’t have to spend alot of time with your Mom & Dad to know they loved each other dearly. Your Mom was so beautiful. We always thought she looked like a movie star. It was sometimes years in between visits home but she never changed. Beautiful inside and out.
    You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.
    Love Mabel, Greg, Gail Glenna and our families. 💖💖💖

  9. Glenda Reed
    March 31, 2019 6:47 pm

    Claire was a beautiful person inside and out .i was so blessed to have been her friend.I have so many beautiful memories of her. I will miss her so much.I loved this lady.

  10. Rob Amos
    March 31, 2019 6:57 pm

    Debbie, Denise, Darin and Families,

    Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother, Claire, and of your Father, Gary so recently. I attended their wedding many years ago, but saw your Mum and Dad too infrequently over the years. It was always a pleasure to meet them when they came home to New Brunswick or to connect with them by phone. Our thoughts are with you and your families in this difficult time. Rob, Bev and Julie Amos, Nasonworth, NB

  11. Michael Parent
    March 31, 2019 7:33 pm

    I always remember as a child I thought Aunt Claire was the most beautiful woman in the world. In reality you can’t project what you haven’t got. She was a beautiful soul and had her heart in the right place, in the bosum of our Lord and Saviour. She always had great hair, just one of those things. The happiest times as a child was when we hooked up the camper to the wagon in Saint John, New Brunswick and headed out on an adventure to visit Aunt Claire, Uncle Gary and the cousins. Chasing the Bluegrass festivals around the Midwest was so much fun. …Happy times, good experiences and great memories. I am very thankful that I had the likes of Uncle Gary and Aunt Claire praying for me growing up. Love can be a fleeting thing or a foundation to build upon. Thank you for helping to build foundations in the people around you. On behalf of Cynthia, Suzanne Krista and myself we send out Deepest Condolences.

  12. Michelle golob
    March 31, 2019 10:21 pm

    Claire was one of a kind and one of the best person u would ever meet. She will always remain in my heart she is an unforgettable person and would do anything for you. My prayers are for the family

  13. John
    April 1, 2019 10:11 am

    Deborah, Denise and Darin the times that you spent with your dear mother Margaret will always be precious to you. Nothing are no one can take those memories from you. But when we lose someone so dear to us like Claire was, its only natural for us to long to see her again. Jesus was faced with this issue when he was here on the earth. Ones would come to him concern about there love ones who had fallen asleep in death. He could have assured them that they were in a better place, but no he did more than that. He cried out with a loud voice. Lazarus come out. The man who was taken in death was return to his family by Jesus resurrection of him ( John 11:42,43 ). Wouldn’t we ask Jesus to do the same for our love ones we lost in death ( John 5:28,29 ). We truly hope these promises by our Creator Almighty God brings comfort to your family in your time of mourning.

  14. Ethel(Lyons) McNeil
    April 1, 2019 4:51 pm

    Sincere condolences from Uncle Robins family.

  15. Melanie McCreary
    April 1, 2019 9:57 pm

    Debbie, Denise, Darin, and family, I am so sorry for the loss of both Gary and Claire. They lived life to the fullest and loved their family. I’m so glad Claire is now back by Gary’s side where she needs to be. All my love.

  16. Lynds
    April 2, 2019 12:28 am

    I am sorry for your loss. May your memories strengthen the family during this time.
    Beautiful memories are silently kept of an Aunt I truly Loved and will never forget.
    The memories I have of you will never be lost,
    they will carry on through my life and the lives of those you have touched. You surly have touched my life in so many ways you may have never known.
    Aunt Claire,
    God has you in his arms, I have you in my Heart ❤️

  17. Dale & Linda Currie
    April 2, 2019 10:33 am

    Aunt Claire was a special lady. She brought a special light and passion to everything she did.
    We so enjoyed seeing her when she visited New Brunswick. We are saddened that we never got down to Nashville to visit Claire & Gary, as we were living out West when our NB siblings went to visit them. Our hearts go out to our cousins and their families. We take a small measure of peace that Claire & Gary (who passed in Feb 2019) are together again.

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