Mattie F. DeGraffenreid, 80, of Marshall, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Southside Assembly of God Church in Marshall. Rev. Cliff Cato will officiate. Pianist Arlie Singleton will play "Sheltered In The Arms of God" and accompany Linda Rimmer as she sings "Serenaded By Angels." Pallbearers will be Mike Davis, Jerry Howard, Shane Kern, Gary King, Joseph Tolin and Dwane Wills II. Honorary pallbearers will be Gordon DeGraffenreid, Larry Wright and Timothy Wright. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to Southside Assembly of God Church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sweeney-Reser-Wills Funeral Home in Marshall.
Born April 21, 1925, in Marshall, she was the daughter of the late Marion F. Garrett and Lydia Narron Garrett. On May 23, 1970, in Marshall, she married Curt DeGraffenreid, who preceded her in death Jan. 11, 1995. She was a resident of Marshall most of her life. She had been employed at the snack bar of the Marshall Wal-Mart for several years. She was a member of Southside Assembly of God.
Survivors include one son, Larry V. Wright and wife Tonna of Riverside, Calif.; one daughter, Judy E. Kern of Marshall; one brother, Harold "Doc" Garrett of Marshall; five sisters, Cecil Mae Fletcher of Columbia, Maxine Neeley of Slater, Charlene King of Marshall, Barbara Duncan of Joplin and Rebecca Howard of Stillwell, Kan.; four grandchildren, Shane Kern and wife Kimberli of Rogers, Ark., Timothy Wright and wife Tammy of the state of West Virginia, Jodi King and husband Gary of Marshall and Kathline Wright of San Diego, Calif.; five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, four sisters and one infant granddaughter.
Additional information included per family recompense.