Mrs. Mary Evelyn Willingham, age 64, of Trion, GA died Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at Redmond

Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Willingham was born December 1, 1946 in Trion, GA, the daughter of the late James ONeal and Hazel Lou Hix Elrod. She was retired from Mt. Vernon Mills. Mrs. Willingham was a member of Mt. View Baptist Church and the Trion Walking Club. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandmother, Nellie Mae Hall.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Charles E. Willingham; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Genia Willingham, Sandy Willingham, Ryan and Abby Willingham, all of Trion, GA; sister, Gaye Simmons, Summerville, GA; grandchildren, Kalen, Jordan, Kristian, Jarod and Hagen Willingham, and Richard Barrett; great grandchildren, Haley and Paige Barrett.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Mason Funeral Home with Rev. Ricky Biddle and Rev. Kevin Norton officiating. Burial will follow at West Hill Cemetary.

 Active pallbearers will be Murl Lloyd, Willie Johnson, Travis Young, Shane Simmons, Jamey Simmons, Bobby Wilbanks, and James T. Earwood. Honorary pallbearers will be Sara Hood, Ann Brown, Faye Haney, Melody Mitchell, Sally Davis, Dr. Robert Madden, and the Staff of Harbin Dialysis Center.

Mrs. Willingham will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p. m. Wednesday, December 8, 2010.