Posted: Friday, March 4, 2011 12:16 pm
The Messenger, March 4, 2011
Completed arrangements are being announced for Mildred “Jewel” (Harris) King, 83, of Union City, who died March 2, 2011, at the Obion County Nursing Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Eddie Mallonee officiating. Burial will follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Her grandsons and grandsons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.
She was born April 26, 1927, in Humphreys County, daughter of the late William Henry and Vina Mildred (Gunnels) Harris. She married Halbert Lee Thomas Feb. 2, 1944. He died Aug. 22, 1973. She married Elmer Griffin in August 1981. He died Oct. 6, 1985. She then married Henry King Dec. 1, 1996. He died July 5, 2003. She was retired from the former Troy Manufacturing Co., where she worked for 15 years, and was a member of Union City Second Baptist Church. She had been a Pink Lady at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City and had also been a private duty sitter.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and John Taylor of Cadiz, Ky., Connie and Steve Hepler of Union City and Lisa and Michael Donnell of Obion; two sons and her daughter-in-law, Tony Thomas of Dickson and Michael Madison and Gloria Thomas of Cadiz; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Dorothy Graves of Clarksville, Peggy Crigger and Janice James, both of Rives, and Ann Ferguson of Columbia; her brother, Bill Harris of Lenoir City; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Halbert Lee Thomas Jr.; two sisters, Margaret Thomas and Jane Martin; and five brothers, Bob Harris, B.W. Harris, Paul Harris, James Harris and Ralph Harris.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.