GILES, MATTIE BLANCH DEBITY, age 81, of Tellico Plains, widow of Robert D. Giles, stepped into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 1:05 a.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at home. She was a member of Epperson Church. Her favorite Bible verses were Psalm 118:24 and Psalm 23. Her favorite song was “Amazing Grace”. She loved her home and family. She liked gardening, yard work, Bible reading, canning and working word finds. She loved being a mommy and especially being “Mam” to her grandchildren and her great grandchildren. Her dearest accomplishment was her marriage of more than 55 years to her dear Robert. Preceded in death by husband, Robert Dee Giles; parents, Jack and Mary Debity; sister, Mary Jo Debity, brothers, Maburn and Gar Debity. Survivors:
daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and James C. Tyler, Jr., of Madisonville,
Carolyn and Randy Hemming; grandchildren and spouses, Katie and Dwight Thomas, Justin and Tina Hemming; great grandchildren, Hunter and Brayden Thomas, Peyson and Aren Hemming, all of the Coker Creek Community; sisters, Sylvia Knippa, of Texas, Blake George, of AL, Osie Bonine, of Cleveland; brothers, Mayford Debity, Coye Debity, Dock Debity, of Coker Creek, Danny Debity, of Cleveland; aunt, Onita Graves, of GA; uncles, Pearl West, of Madisonville, Hobert West, of AL; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Eddie Kelley officiating. Interment 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Epperson Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains.
FactsBorn: October 30, 1932
Death: February 4, 2014