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Jane Tucker honored with tea

Jane Tucker honored with tea

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2008 1:50 pm
By: By Toni Pritchett

Jane Tucker honored with tea

HOSTESSES — Jane Tucker was honored on her 80th birthday at the Dresden United Methodist Church. Hostesses for the occasion were (from left) Pat Travis, Carol Moore, Pat Calhoun, Gail Quinton, Linda Akers, Jane Tucker the honoree, Winnie Moore and Toni
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the Dresden United Methodist Church, an 80th birthday tea was held for Jane Tucker of Dresden. The church fellowship hall was decorated with many tables decorated with vases of fall flowers. Several other huge fall arrangements were placed on various tables and the table where the punch bowl and cake and mints and nuts were placed. More than 100 guests signed the greeting book and attended this happy occasion, and more than 100 birthday cards were displayed on the attractive table decorated with pictures of Jane from birth to the present. Many of the cards contained money and honorariums for her to give to the building fund. On the card table the beautiful roses and honorariums filled her heart with joy and appreciation. Jane Tucker is life-long resident of Dresden. In 1931, when she was 3 years old, her family moved to Linden Street and in March a baby brother, Buddy, was born. She lived on Linden Street until she moved to her present location, 106 S. Church St., Apt. 6. She has been an able employee to different business firms in Dresden. Her first employment was The Dresden Enterprise in 1951, when Frank Barlow owned the paper. She ran this business for 17 years. After her tenure there, she went to work for Bill Pritchett at the Dresden Insurance Agency. Mr. Pritchett had known her from the cradle and called her “Cissy.” They sometimes didn’t agree on everything but never came to blows. She was always prompt and faithful, and her absenteeism was zero. Completing the insurance adventure, along with dealing with the bail bonds, she retired from that job when Bill retired and sold the agency. Jane then was employed by the First United Methodist Church in January 1986. Brother Harrell Philips was pastor at that time. She has continued to hold that employment until the present day. She has been secretary for seven ministers, and we cannot possibly see her retiring in the future. Her “hobby” is working and answering the phone to give all the news of the church and community to the many people who call for information. She certainly has earned her board and keep when two of our ministers had serious illnesses and one a death while serving here. During the interim, she was solely responsible for finding someone to fill the pulpit. Her experience of serving with so many ministers left her with knowledge of who to call. There were former ministers, presiding elders, district superintendents, lay speakers and Gideons, and her rapport with everyone made this all possible. She really is a “people person.” During all this time she has been a correspondent with news of the city to the Dresden Enterprise and the Weakley County Press. She has gained much praise for all of her abilities, and the courtesy shown her at her 80th birthday exemplified this. Hostesses for this gala occasion were Gail Quinton, Linda Akers, Carol Moore, Pat Calhoun, Pat Travis, Winnie Moore and Toni Pritchett. wcp 10-9-08

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