Mattie Thomas Hargett
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NEW BERN | Mattie Thomas Hargett, 104, died May 19, 2014 at the home of her daughter and son in-law.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mattie was an avid gardener and quilter. She enjoyed being in the service of others. She is preceded in death by her husband, Abner Jefferson Hargett, her parents, James Thomas and Ellen Waters, a daughter, Mary Lou Hamilton, and her brothers and sisters, Horace Thomas, Jessie Thomas, Guy Thomas, Katy Robinson, Rosa Heath, Irma Stevenson, and Agnes Bray.
She is survived by her sons, Harold J. Hargett and wife Patricia, Larry E. Hargett and wife Betty; her daughters, Dorothy E. Mackneer, Mattie Faye Wiley and husband Roger; one brother, Heber J. "Pete" Thomas; two sisters, Tibby Brown and Eloise Richerdson. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 93 great grand-children and 75 great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2014 at Cotten Funeral Home. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Brentley Norman officiating. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, mail memorial donations to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (for the missionary fund), 1207 Forest Drive, New Bern, NC 28562 or you may leave donations in the drop-box that is placed in the foyer of the church.
Online condolences may be made to the Hargett family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com.
Published in Sun Journal on May 22, 2014