Jan. 6, 2007 Morristown Hamblen County Tennessee, USA
Mary Brooks Altom, age 91, of Morristown and formerly Rogersville, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2007, at Heritage Center in Morristown. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Rogersville. Mary devoted her life to the love and care of her family and friends for whom she provided much fellowship and happiness through her talents, generosity and goodness.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin Brooks and Kate Brooks Higgins and stepfather, Earl Higgins; her husband, William Edward Altom, Jr.; daughter, Marjorie Long and son, Jimmy Altom.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Judy Altom of Morristown; granddaughter, Mary Donna Long of Morristown; granddaughter, Kari Altom Pate and husband, Brian of Rocky Mount, NC; grandson, James Kent Altom of Newman, Georgia currently in Iraq; great-grandsons, Brian James "B.J." Pate, Wesley Pate, Joshua Altom and Zachary Altom; sister, Loraine Price and husband, Barlow; nieces, Kathy Parrott and husband, John and Becky Livesay and husband, Larry; and several other family members and special friends. She is also survived by sister-in-law, Evelyn Carpenter and brother-in-law, James D. Altom and other family members of her beloved husband.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at Colboch-Price Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 11, 2007 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Robert Riley and Rev. John Parrott, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery.