Peggy J. Brittain |


Through November 2, 2021 2:12 P.M.

Peggy Joyce Brittain, 77, of Clarksville, TN, died on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

She was born October 3, 1944 in Clanton, AL, daughter of the late Curtis and Leila Giles. Peggy is retired after 35 years of service at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital where she was secretary. She is a member of the First Baptist Church in Clarksville. She loved being with others and in her early years she loved to bowling.

Her memory remains to be cherished, her husband Elbert W. Brittain III of Clarksville and her son Luis A. Odio (Tara) of Clarksville. Brothers Preston Giles (Emily) of Phoenix, AZ and James Giles (Chris) of Clarksville and sister Patricia Giles of Clarksville are also survivors. She is also blessed with grandchildren Hunter Steffan and Amber Joy as well as great grandchildren Alyssa Dinsmore, Cadence Henne, Addison Henne, Nicholas Joy Jr. and Leah Joy.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her sister Fran Kafton and her great-grandson Michael Joy.

A visit will take place on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Gateway Funeral Home. The funeral will be on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. with one visitation hour before the service. The officiant will be Pastor Pat Van Dyke. Interment will follow immediately at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Peggy carriers will be Luis Odio, Michael Kafton, Preston Giles Jr., Peter Walpole, Chris Hembree and Adam Neely.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked for donations to be made to the Clarksville Civitan Club. PO Box 1636 Clarksville, TN 37041.

Arrangements are made by Gateway Funeral Home & Cremation Center. 335 Franklin Street Clarksville, TN 37040. Phone: (931) 919-2600. Online condolences can be made by visiting


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