Tucker, Johnnie Mae (Trion)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Johnnie Mae Tucker, 91, of Trion, Georgia, died on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at her residence.

Mrs. Tucker was born July 10, 1921 in Rockwood, Tn., the daughter of the late Gettie and Hettie Mae Blankenship Evans . She was a homemaker. Mrs. Tucker was a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church. 

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Marshall Tucker, Sr., son Marshal Tucker, Jr., daughter Cathleen Tucker Lapsley, son, Ronnie Leon Tucker.

Survivors include her children, Larry and Phyllis Tucker, Charles Wayne (Whitey) and Brenda Tucker, Wilma and Buddy Hughes, sister, Bertha Kirby, grandchildren, Cindy Hughes Ashley, John Tucker, Ben Tucker, Larry Bear Hughes, Pat and Mike Lapsley, Cathy Lapsley, Patti Lapsley Thurman, Michelle Lapsley Herbert, Allison Tucker, Alex Tucker, Kristina Tucker, Nathan Tucker, 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, special friends, Ricky Simpson, and the Alcantar family.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, at the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Rickey Studdard officiating. Interment will follow in West Hill Cemetery. 

Active pallbearers will be Larry Bear Hughes, Jeff Ashley, John Tucker, Ben Tucker, Richard Nix, Dicky Tanner, Robert Portwood, Zipper Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Green, Tim Bolden, Skyler King, Dr. Michael Wilson, Brad Bass, Daniel Bass, Ricky Palmer, Solamar Hospice, Tommy Brownlow, Ray Bishop, Greg Ferrell, Greg Bolden, Ryne Tucker, Scotty Nix, Ryan Nix, and the Hutcheson Nursing Staff.

Ms. Tucker will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27. 


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