Macie Irene Mills Tenney, 100, of the Tallmansville community, went home to be with the Lord Jan. 2, 2014, in Valentine’s Assisted Living in Beverly.
She was born July 2, 1913, in Kedron, daughter of the late George W. and Arzeltha Osburn Mills.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, the Rev. Lloyd Tenney, who died in 2003.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by her sister, Texie Mills; and her four brothers, Clemmer, Kale, Harry and Merrit Mills. Two grandsons also preceded her in death, Chad Smallridge and Gary E. Bailey.
She is survived by her six children, Bettie Tenney Bailey (Thomas) of Tallmansville, Mildred Tenney Echard (friend, Delbert Hinkle) of Beverly, Noel W. Tenney of Tallmansville, Neil W. Tenney (Precilla) of Vienna, Donnie R. Tenney (Lorelie) of Tallmansville and Bonnie Tenney Kelley (Les) of St. Mary’s. She also is survived by five grandchildren, Bryan Bailey of Buckhannon, Rosalin Echard Arbogast of Mill Creek, Katrina Tenney Christ of Parkersburg, Stephanie Tenney Gower (Joseph) of Buckhannon, and Benjamin Borgy Tenney of Tallmansville. In addition she is survived by three great-granddaughters, Leah Arbogast of Mill Creek, Sabrina and Olivia Christ of Parkersburg; along with many cousins, sisters-in-law, stepgrandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Macie was an avid gardener and was especially known for her beautiful day lilies and iris. Many will remember how she shared flower plants with her friends. She was a faithful companion in church work with her husband for more than 50 years. She was a member of Tallmansville Baptist Church and Tallmansville Community Educational Outreach Society club.
Visitation will be conducted at Poling St. Clair Funeral Home today from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at Tallmansville Baptist Church where she will lie in state from noon until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. Ministers in charge of the service will be the Revs. Tim Lewis, Brad Tenney, Wease Day and Billy Scott Mick. Burial will be made in Mt. Carmel Cemetery at Tallmansville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Carmel Cemetery Fund in care of Pat Strader, 44 College Ave., Buckhannon, WV 26201. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.