Flora H. "Mommie Flora" Tackett

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Flora H. 'Mommie Flora' Tackett, of Caryville, died Sept. 27 at Golden Living in Clinton. She was born July 26, 1920.
She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a master's degree in education. She taught in the Campbell County Schools for more than 30 years. She was also a supervisor of special education before her retirement in 1982. She was a charter member of Central Baptist Church, where she was the pianist and a Sunday school teacher. She taught Bible School in area churches for many years. She was a charter member of Caryville Eastern Star Chapter 415, as well as an active member, past matron and secretary. She served as Ruth in the grand chapter order of Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Belle Hunley; husband of 62 years, Ova Tackett; son-in-law, T.C. Watson; brothers and sisters-in-law, F.A. and Trudy Hunley, Robert Thorton and Nancy Hunley; sister and brothers-in-law Mary Williams-Cox, Robert Williams and Lawrence Cox; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Boyd and Dorothy Tackett.
She is survived by her children, Arnold Tacket and wife, Sara, of Nashville, Alma Watson, of Clinton, Brenda Cross and husband, Jerry, of Caryville; grandchildren, Teresa Dabney and husband, Johnny, Cindy Carter and husband Roger, Jeff Watson and wife, Robin, Beth Galloway and husband, Brian, Suzanne Boshears and husband, Don, Ashley Thornton and husband, Ryan, Chelsea Armistead and husband, James; great-grandchildren, Jason Carter, Jennifer Robinson, Travis Dabney, Kaleigh Norman, Morgan Watson, Channing Miller, Jarrett Galloway, Kelsey Galloway, Loren Humphrey, Lacey Boshears and Levi Thornton; great-great-grandchildren, Taylor and Caleb Dabney, Kenzie Marlow, Haven, Hannah, Halle, Harper, Carter, James and Ayla Robinson, Andrew Humphrey; special nephew, Steve Williams.
Funeral services were held Sept. 28, with the Rev. Wes Mattie officiating. Interment was in Campbell Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Caryville First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 157, Caryville, Tenn. 37714.
Cross Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Published in LaFollette Press on Oct. 4, 2012