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OBIT: Mrs. Evelyne Hackett

Mrs. Evelyne Hackett

Mrs. Evelyne Woodard Hackett, age 78, a homemaker of the Brooks Bend Community in Jackson County, died peacefully at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon November 12, 2019 at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage where she was convalescing from a hip fracture suffered at her Brooks Bend Lane home on Thursday November 7th.

Funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home are scheduled to be conducted on Saturday morning November 16th with Bro. Jeff Burton officiating. Burial will follow beside her husband in the Sircy Cemetery in the Brooks Bend Community.

The family will receive friends at Sanderson in Kempville, 169 Kempville Highway, Carthage, TN 37030 on Friday afternoon from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until the services at 11 a.m.

One of three daughters and two sons born to the late Virgil Hobart Woodard who died March 19, 1982 at the age of 83 and Vela Dale Sircy Woodard who died February 10, 1980 at the age of 75, she was born Clara Evelyne Woodard in the Brooks Bend Community on May 16, 1941.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ada Belle Woodard Kemp who died at the age of 64 on April 10, 1996 and by two brothers, Willie B. (Wicker) Woodard who died at the age of 56 on July 10, 1981 and Herbert Kenneth Woodard who died at the age of 68 on January 22, 1996.

Mrs. Hackett was preceded in death by her husband of just over thirty three years on May 28, 1996 at the age of 73. They were united in marriage in Red Boiling Springs on May 21, 1963 by United Methodist minister, the late Rev. Sammy Cherry.

Mrs. Hackett was saved at an early and was a longtime member of the former Ensors Chapel United Methodist Church in the Jackson County section of the Funns Branch Community.

She was a seamstress at the former Carthage Shirt Corporation for fourteen years ending in 1991.

Survivors include her daughter, Tracey Hackett and partner Kevin Curley of Cookeville; stepson, Gary Hackett and wife Susan of Tucson, Arizona; sister, Peggy Woodard Tisdale and husband Willie of Gordonsville; a number of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.