Catherine May Abshire, 94, of Union City passed away 7:19 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at Clinton Place in Clinton, Ky.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Dr. Cecil Sewell will officiate. Burial will follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from noon until the hour of services Friday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be David Abshire Jr., Chris Pickering, Taylor Pickering, Cameron Lewis, Drake Cruce, Richie Collins and Carson Collins.
Honorary pallbearer will be Tom Cleveland.
She was born April 18, 1925, in Hickman, Ky., daughter of the late Ira and Eula (Bell) Edwards. She married Billy Holmes Abshire Sr. on Feb. 22, 1944. He preceded her in death May 4, 2010.
She had been employed as a school crossing guard in Union City for 12 years, had been employed in food service at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City and was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Union City and was a pink lady at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
She is survived by one daughter, Cathy Cunning-ham (Danny) of Obion; two sons, David Abshire (Judy) of Union City and John Abshire (Mona) of Mayfield, Ky.; her daughter-in-law, Pat Abshire of Woodland Mills; seven grandchildren, David Abshire Jr. of Grand Rivers, Ky., Jennifer Pickering, Crystal Fuzzell and Bradi Collins, all of Union City, Brad Abshire of Woodland Mills and Jeffrey Vaughn and Melissa Miller, both of Paducah, Ky.; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Billy Abshire Jr.; four sisters, Frances Myatt, Martha Ross, Ottis Lattus and Louise Barnett; and one brother, Billy Edwards.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.emfuneralhome.com.