Holt, Mattie Belle Usrey

Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Mattie Holt
Mattie Holt

Mattie Belle Usrey Holt, 78, of Harrison, died on Wednesday, September 2, 2009.

She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Usrey, and was a 1950 graduate of New Hope High School.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Raymond Teddy Holt; a son, Johnny M. Holt of Harrison; a daughter, Patricia Kay Olive of McLean, Va.; five grandchildren, Summar (Chris) Wilson, Kansas; Courtney (David) Ramsey, Georgia; George K. Harrison, Zachary Harrison, and Whittaker Harrison of McLean, Virginia; four great-grandchildren, Holt and Addison Ramsey of Georgia; Ethan and Jacob Wilson of Kansas; a brother, Charles O. Usrey of Huntsville, Al.; a sister, Carline (Gary) Patrick of Arab, Al.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 4, at 12:30 p.m. at Lighthouse United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Richter officiating. Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the North Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Lighthouse United Methodist Church, Building Fund at 9125 Snow Hill Road, Ooltewah, Tn. 37363.

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, Tn.

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