Vanderbilt Law Benefactor Dies

Alyne Queener Armistead Massey of Nashville died Tuesday (Sept. 11). Originally from Columbia, Massey graduated from Vanderbilt University, and worked as a reporter with the Nashville Banner and as director of the Women’s Division of Commerce Union Bank. She later became a visible community leader and generous philanthropist, founding the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Massey’s husband Jack established the Alyne Queener Massey Library at Vanderbilt University Law School in her honor. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the law school or Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art. Read more about her life in the Williamson Herald