Kay Moreland

Kay Watkins Moreland, 76, of Union City passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at her home.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. The Rev. Tony Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. today and from noon until time of services on Wednesday.
The family requests that memorials be made to Mt. Ararat Cumberland Presbyterian Church or the Obion County Hometown Walk of Hope.
Pallbearers will be Tucker Archie, Jeremy Washburn, Paul Darst, David Watkins, Drake Parker and Daniel Lohrun.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Rives High School Class of 1959.
Mrs. Moreland was born March 1, 1941, in Rives, daughter of the late Oscar Watkins and the late Mildred (Bizwell) Watkins. She graduated in 1972 from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a degree in education. She taught school for 32 years; 17 years in Dresden, where she was assistant principal for five of those years, six years in Chincoteague, Va., and nine years as a first-grade teacher at Ridgemont Elementary near Union City.
She will be remembered for her exceptional basketball skills at Rives High School, as well as her other athletic abilities. She was crowned Carnicus Queen while attending the University of Tennessee at Martin. She also will be remembered for her dedication to her family and students.
She retired from teaching in 2004 to travel with her husband, spend more time with her parents in their later years and to be more involved in her grandchildren’s activities. She was a member of Mt. Ararat Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Troy.
She is survived by her husband, Edd Moreland of Union City; her daughter, Tammy (Clay) Parker of Union City; her son, Ted (Rhonda) Archie of Mt. Juliet; four grandchildren, Drake Parker, Abby Lohrum, Tucker Archie and Lindy Kay Archie; three stepdaughters, Edie (Brett) Guilfoose of Paris, JoAnna (Paul) Darst of Denver and Kimberly (Jeremy) Washburn of McKenzie; one stepson, Brent (Natasha) Moreland of New Orleans; as well as 11 step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Phillip (Pat) Watkins of Martin; one niece; and three nephews.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.emfuneralhome.com.
Published 9.5.17

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