Obituary: Katherine Sharp Patton

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Katherine Sharp Patton, 90, passed away Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at NHC-Oakwood.

Mrs. Patton was a native of Marshall County, the daughter of the late Percie Sharp and Annie Whitesell Sharp. She was retired from Genesco and was a member of Lewisburg First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, John Henry Gillespie III; her second husband, Maury Patton; one brother, W. T. Sharp; one sister, Martha Jean Faith; and a grandson, Jack Gillespie.

She is survived by two sons, John Henry Gillespie IV and Harvey (Donna) Gillespie, both of Lewisburg; three granddaughters, Ginger (Scott) Tepedino, Barbara (Brad) Medley, and Jill (John) Karby, all of Lewisburg; two great-grandsons, Jack Whaley and Will Medley; and three great-granddughters, Mary amd Grace Medley and Bella Tepedino, all of Lewisburg.

Graveside services for Mrs. Patton were held Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Lone Oak Cemetery with Claude McMillion officiating.

Serving as pallbearers were Scott Tepedino, Brad Medley, John Karby, Jack Whaley, Tony Johnson and Don Haislip.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Mrs. Patton to the American Heart Association, Attn: Memorial/Tributes, P. O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.

You may sign Mrs. Pattons' online registry at

Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.