Mattie Irene Blade

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Mattie Irene Blade, age 93 of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017, in Fayetteville Health & Rehab Center.

Mrs. Blade was a native of Summertown, Lawrence County, TN, and daughter of the late Calvin Lester and Mattie Caroline Hendrix Staggs. She was a local antique dealer from 1969 until 1998, a homemaker and member of the Hickory Heights Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Clayborn Blade and son, James Lester Blade. She is survived by two daughters, Frances (Art) Clarke of New Market, AL, and Marsha Sutherland of Manassa Park, VA; three sons, Lester (Valarie) Staggs of Lewisburg; James (Misty) Jason Blade of Lewisburg; and Michael Blade of Columbia; sister, Laura Johnson of the Berlin Community; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted by Tony Lancaster at 2 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017, from the Chapel of London Funeral Home and burial followed in Lone Oak Cemetery.

The family was at London Funeral Home Saturday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. until the funeral hour.

London Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.