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Obuituary- Mary C. Messick

Messick, Mary C. age 90, of Murfreesboro went to be with her Lord on Monday, August 27, 2007 after an extended stay at Community Care of Rutherford County.

Funeral services Thursday 10:30 am, Woodfin Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro, with Bud Mitchell and Joe Mayes officiating. Visitation with the family Wednesday 5-8 pm in the chapel. Interment Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

She was the daughter of the late George W. & Pearl Lowe Todd. She is survived by her son, Lonnie Messick, retired Major with the Murfreesboro Police Department and Executive Vice President of the National Horse Show Commission in Shelbyville; her son in law, Sidney Adams of Murfreesboro; nephew, James Hoyte Todd, Wartrace; grandchildren, Andrew Messick, Christopher Messick, Mark Adams, & Todd Adams; great grandchildren, Josh Adams, Jonathan Adams, Sidney Adams & Hannah Adams. Mrs. Messick was preceded in death by her husband, J. Wiley Messick who died in 1989, her daughter Dorothy Adams, who died in 2004, a grandson, Brian Messick who died in 1990 and her two brothers, Rollin & Eugene Todd.

Mrs. Messick was a member of Westvue Church of Christ, a homemaker and former cafeteria employee at McFadden and Reeves Rogers Elementary School.

Memorials in memory of Mrs. Messick may be made to Community Care of Rutherford County.

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