Linda England, 67, Lebanon, died July 22.
England was a graduate of Isaac Litton High School where she was a part of the 1964 All-Nashville Basketball Team. She was a Professional Angler for 20 years and the all-time money winner and champion world-wide in women’s bass fishing. Along with Fredda Lee, she opened the door for other women to be able to compete in B.A.S.S. Tournaments. She and Fredda were authors of a book titled Bass on the Line; they did a segment on Channel 4 with Rudy Kalis called Fishing Tips and had their own Television show called On the Line with Linda England and Fredda Lee. Linda later was a realtor with Twin Teams Properties where she was a multimillion dollar real estate producer. She was the daughter of the late, Mason and Frankie Malone Pearl. Linda was also preceded in death by her brother, James Pearl.
She is survived by: wife, Fredda Lee; daughters, Tatia England, Tracy Eaves and Kim Bryant; brother, Steven (Cherie) Pearl; sisters, Shirley Kellam, Vonda Edwards, Jackie (Robert) Laramore; grandchildren, Victoria Diane England, Kelsie (Travis) Fernandes and Megan; nieces and nephew, Robbie (Tim) Roberts, Maggie Roberts and Siler Roberts.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 26, at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment followed at Spring Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Charles Malone, Mark Malone, James Malone, Gary Boyce, Larry Bryant and Matt White. Tim Roberts will serve as honorary pallbearer.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, c/o Gifts Processing, PNB 407727, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240-7727.
Visitation was Friday and prior to service time Saturday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com.