Obituary of Mary Ellen Tate ~ 2008
Transcribed by Joseph Cook
Mary Ellen Tate, 85 of Nebo passed away Sunday November 23, 2008 at The McDowell Hospital. She was born in McDowell County to the late Thomas and Maggie Rutherford. She was a life-long resident of McDowell County and a member of St. John’s AME Church. She was a member of the Missionary Society at St. John’s AME Church and a stewardess, and usher. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband Ossie Tate, a daughter Ossie Mae Logan and a son Andrew Tate.
She is survived by her children, Laura Lynn Tate and husband Samuel of Franklin, PA, Douglas Rutherford and wife Minnie of Nebo, Victor Hubert Tate of Marion, Perry Wayne Tate and wife Ruby of Morganton, Jimmy Lee Tate and wife Margaret of El Paso, TS, Mary Elizabeth Tate of Nebo, Yola Swepson and husband Anthony of Nebo, Lucille Joyner and husband Glenn of Nebo, Martha Joyner an husband William of Winston-Salem, and Juan Tate of Nebo.
Services will be held on Friday November 28, 2008 at 2:00 PM at St. John’s AME Church in Nebo with the Rev. Debora Smith officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family.
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday November 26, 2008 Volume 14 # 47