Obituary of Leona Patterson, 1993:
Leona Patterson, 84, of Oliver Springs died Thursday at the Methodist Medical Center. She was born April 16, 1908.
She was a member of Beech Park Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, and was preceded in death by husband, Ottie Patterson in 1976 and daughter, Margie Ledbetter in 1989.
Survivors include daughters: Virgie Patterson of Oliver Springs; Mrs. Raymond (Mary) Stubbs of Oak Ridge; four sons, Buford Patterson of Lake City, FL; Ottie Patterson, Jr. of Smyrna, GA; Lonzie Patterson of Powell and Jimmy Patterson of Knoxville; special grandchildren are Rick Silvis of Ft. Walton Beach, FL and Mrs. Tim (Carla) McGhee of Oliver Springs; 14 other grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday at Beech Park Baptist Church in Oliver Springs with the Rev. Howard Hannah and the Rev. Gary Smith officiating.
Burial will be in Oliver Springs Cemetery at 2 pm Sunday. Sharp Funeral Home, Oliver Springs, is in charge of arrangements.
Clinton Courier News, 28 Feb – 1 March 1993
[Courtesy of Renee Scarbrough]