Covington – MILDRED OWEN WORTHAM, 90, retired Tipton County School Teacher, died February 9, 2009 at St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 11 at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 12 at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Wortham was preceded in death by her husband, Clarice L. “Judd” Wortham, her father, R. L. Owen, her mother, Effie Melton Owen, her brothers, Byron, Verble, Allison, Norris, and R. B. Owen, her sisters, Ethel Bringle, Frances Blankenship, Pauline Maxwell, and Cathryn Mason. She is survived by her children, Linda Wortham, Avonne Wortham, and Melba (Ronnie) Howard and her grandchildren, Terri (Greg) Tacker and Kate Howard; her great-grandson, Huston Howard Tacker.
She was a thirty-year retired teacher from the Tipton County Schools. She is the author of a pictorial history “Tipton County-A Place of Memories-A People Moving Forward” and The Owen Family Cookbook. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church for 80 years. Through the years, she was a choir member, director, and member of the W.M.U. and a Sunday school teacher for many different age groups. Most recently, she taught the Kay Akins Sunday school class. She was a member of the ADK International Teachers Sorority, the TN Retired Teachers Association, and the Town and Country Garden Club.
“Miss” Mildred believed in living her faith and did so in every capacity of her life. Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church. Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home (901)476-9778 (Published in The Commercial Appeal on 2/11/2009)