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OBIT: Mrs. Pat Honey, Age 97, Of Carthage

Mrs. Pat Honey

A retired Carthage businesswoman and wife of a former Carthage Mayor, Mrs. Pat Honey, has died at the age of 97. Death came at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday morning September 5, 2017 at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage where she was admitted Friday afternoon August 25th.

Rev. Monica Mowdy, pastor of the Carthage United Methodist Church, officiated at the 3 p.m. Friday afternoon September 9th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed beside her husband in the Garden of the Cross at Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Honey was born Pansy Lee Basket on October 13, 1919 in the Blue Springs Community of Roane County and was one of five children of the late Charlie Franklin Basket and Christian Scott Gibboney Basket.

Siblings preceding her in death was a sister, Faith Baskett and three brothers, Gene, Jack and Bill Baskette with all the siblings spelling their family names different to their father.

On October 2, 1950 in Sweetwater, Tennessee she was united in marriage to Greenback, Tennessee native and World War II United States Marine veteran Reggie Lawrence Honey.

In 1959 they moved their family to the McClellan-Williamson house on North Main Street in Carthage and together they formed the W. R. K. M. radio station where Mr. Honey was the engineer and manager and Mrs. Pat was in charge of all the administrative functions of the Carthage Broadcasting Co. They sold the station in 1989.

Mrs. Honey was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving are two daughters, retired Smith County educator Jennifer Honey of Carthage, Jeannie Honey Proctor and husband Lee of Burlington, North Carolina; sister-in-law, Bernice Baskette of Lenoir City, TN; three grandchildren, Ann Honey of Carthage, Daniel Proctor and wife Anne of Kernersville, North Carolina, Andrew Lawrence Proctor of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; two great-grandchildren, William and Sadie Proctor also of Kernersville.

The Honey family requests memorials to either the Carthage United Methodist Church or the St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis.