OBIT: Mrs. Annie J. Massey, Age 93, Of The Hiwassie Community

Mrs. Annie J. Massey, a homemaker of the Hiwassie Community died at 1:53 p.m. Wednesday afternoon August 23, 2017 at the Southern Manor Living Center in Lebanon where she had made her home since October of 2012. Mrs. Massey was 93.

Her longtime minister, Stan Stevenson, officiated at the 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed beside her husband in the Garden of Christus at Wilson County Memorial Park in Lebanon.

Mrs. Massey was one of five children born to the late Lee Ancel “He-Lee” Martin who died July 27, 1985 at the age of 89 and Cynthia Lee “She-Lee” Stalcup Martin who died June 4, 1960 at the age of 63 and was born Annie Jane Martin on the family farm on Highway # 25 East near Hartsville on April 26, 1924.

An infant sister Cynthia Martin died at birth and two brothers also preceded her in death, Edwin Martin who died at the age of 96 on December 1, 2015 and James Dewey “Tootsie” Martin who died at the age of 87 on March 6, 2016.

In Carthage on September 26, 1942, she was united in marriage to Joseph Albert Massey who preceded her in death on July 16, 1987 at the age of 66 following only forty four years of marriage.

Mrs. Massey was a member of the 1942 graduating class of Trousdale County High School.

She had been a member of the Rome Church of Christ for more than sixty years.

She is survived by three sons, Joe Allen Massey and wife Connie of Hiwassie, John Massey and wife Janis of Chattanooga, Jim Massey and wife Denise of Hiwassie; brother, John William “Bill” Martin of Hartsville; six grandchildren, Genia White and husband Stacy, Angelia Jones and husband Doug, Bethany McGuire and husband Michael, Scott Massey and wife Taylor, Joey Massey and wife Kayla, Brittany Massey; ten great-grandchildren.

SANDERSON of CARTHAGE