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Obit – Ms. Lorie O’Patchen

Ms. Lorie O’Patchen, age 74 of the Pleasant Shade Community and a longtime resident of Carthage, died surrounded by family at the Bob Williams Lane home of her nephew and was pronounced deceased by Gentiva Hospice of Cookeville at 1:54 p.m. Friday afternoon December 8, 2023 following a period of declining health.

Ms. O’Patchen had requested to be cremated and that was performed at the Cumberland Family Services in Algood. At her request, no services will be conducted.

She was one of twin daughters born to World War II Pennsylvania native, Joseph Vance O’Patchen who died October 30, 1996 at the age of 72 and Carthage native Nellie Mai Hardcastle O’Patchen Price who died December 31, 2020 at the age of 89. 

Ms. O’Patchen’s father’s family were of Austrian decent. 

Her twin sister, Sally Darlene O’Patchen Garcia preceded her in death at the age of 70 on December 26, 2019.

Ms. O’Patchen was disabled and never married.

Her family attended the East Carthage Missionary Baptist Church in the Eastland Heights Community of Carthage.

Surviving is her nephew, Roy Garcia and wife Lynna of the Pleasant Shade Community who were Lorie’s caregivers since the death of her mother.

Also surviving is her step-father, Clifford Price of the Defeated Creek Community.


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