Mrs. Mandy Ovie Frances Thompson McCathern, 80, of Lebanon, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at University Medical Center.
Mrs. McCathern was a native of Granville, Tn. and was the eldest of 12 children. She was a retired dietary director and a member of the New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Bro. Finley Thompson and Deacon Arthur McCathern; two sisters and two brothers; four children and one grandchild.
She is survived by her stepmother, Gertrude Stafford of Lewisburg; four sisters, Helen Pigg, Janie (Odie) Haislip and Faye (Tony) Fisher, all of Lewisburg, and Peggy Horton of Kingsport; one brother; six children; 15 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 23, followed by the funeral service at Garden of Prayer Tabernacle, Inc. in Lebanon. Bishop Alfred Howard and Pastor Kerwin Utley will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Lebanon Memorial Gardens.
Disyal Funeral Home, Lebanon, is in charge of arrangements.