Mattie Bell Ownby Trentham

Dec. 18, 2013 @ 11:25 PM

Mattie Bell Ownby Trentham, age 92 of Gatlinburg passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013.

Mrs. Trentham was a member of Roaring Fork Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for 40 years and served as church secretary.

She owned and operated Virgil’s Motel 1955-1998. She was a member of the Great Smokies National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Trentham enjoyed watching her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in sports and other activities and also enjoyed her church activities and helping others in need.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Lavana Trentham, son Virgil Edward Trentham; daughter, Charlotte Ann Trentham; parents, William Harrison and Delilah Reagan Ownby; brothers, Harvey Lee, Roy Hubert, Alfred and Luke; sisters, Annalee Ownby Huskey, Flora Ownby King, Alice Ownby Shultz and Myrtie Leona Ownby.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law: Tommy Lavana and Marlene (Oliver) Trentham; Daughters and sons-in-law: JoAn (Trentham) Garland and husband John L. Garland, Claudette (Trentham) Kendig and husband James R. “Bob” Kendig; Grandchildren: Nancy (Trentham) Bohanan and husband Eric Bohanan, Lisa A. Trentham, Tommy Joe and Nessa (Metcalf) Trentham, Jana Kaye Trentham, Joy D. Trentham, Julia Hope (Trentham) Wood and husband Phillip Wood, Amanda (Huskey) Wolfe and husband Eric Wolfe, Scott Huskey and wife Lorie (King) Huskey, Dawn (Huskey) Jennette and husband Davis Jennette; Great-grandchildren: James Dalton Bohanan, Avery Trentham Bohanan, Eli Brance Bohanan, Taylan Kaye Trentham, Tinslee Joe Trentham, Abigail Hope Wood, Isaiah David Wood, David Erickson Wolfe, Caleb Brenton Wolfe, Karis Alivia Huskey; Brother: Wm. Harrison “Bud” Ownby; Many special caregivers including special caregivers and son Tom Trentham and Cheryl Voltz.

Memorial donations may be sent to Roaring Fork Baptist Church, Building Fund, 231 Church Street, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Thursday with funeral service to follow at 7 PM in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Kim McCroskey and Dr. Bob Kendig officiating. Interment 10AM Friday in Roaring Fork Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy Joe Trentham, Scott Huskey, Dalton Bohanan, Phillip Wood, Eric Bohanan, Eric Wolfe and Davis Jennette. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.