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Marie Martin Melton Ledbetter Hutchings

July 8, 1936 — January 18, 2024

McMinnville, TN resident and Dekalb County, TN native Marie Martin Ledbetter Hutchings, age 87, was born July 8, 1936 and died January 18, 2024 at her residence following an extended illness. 

A kitchen employee with Medley’s Diner and of the Pentecostal faith, she was the daughter of the late Vester and Zona Ferrell Martin. She was preceded in death by former husband and father of her children, J.C. Melton; husbands, Jim Ledbetter and Reed Hutchins; sister, Patricia Norrod; maternal grandparents, John and Gracie Ferrell; great-grandchild, Christian Adams; great-great-grandchild, Raylon Cantrell; foster brother, Terry Thompkins and best friends, Gracie Arnold and Betty and Luther West. 

Mrs. Hutchings is survived by children, Deborah (Ronald) Williamson of McMinnville, TN, Randy (Darlene) Melton of Morrison, TN and Angie (Floyd) Martin of McMinnville, TN; grandchildren, Tina (Herbert) Conley, Jody (Crystal) Adams, Josh (Tracy) Adams, Paula (Randal) Harris, Amy (Tony) Young, Alesa (Dillard) King, Kayla Myers & Brittany (Nathan) George; great-grandchildren, Dillon (Brittany) Conley, Hannah Conley, Charlie Conley, Heath Conley, Blair Adams, Patrick Pinegar Adams, Mason Adams, Lexi Miller, Zac Miller, Blake Miller, Jase Hogencamp, Austin (Hailey) Adams, Alec Adams, Ashton Adams, Hunter Adams, Cameron Morris, Madison Harris, Darius Harris, Katie Beth Harris, Travis Young, Timothy Young, Trinity Young, Devin (Meagan) King, Hassie (Eli) Martin, Rebekah (Jordan) Acre, Leah Myers, Brook Myers, Zander Myers, Lucy George and Daisy George and great-great-grandchildren, Kylin Cantrell, Kaitlyn Conley, Crysalin Conley, Kayden Conley, Madeline Martin, Ian Acre, Colliape Martin, Emily Morris, Lakelynn Morris, Gracelynn Morris, Ryder Morris, Myah Gaudet, Kayson Gauget, Brantley Conley, Natalie Conley, Colson King, Skylar Miller, Khian Neri, Weston Miller, Braylon Jones, Zayne Osborne, Jayten Wilcher, Raelan Ledbetter and Faylynn King.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2024 in High’s Chapel with Charles Dotson and Jackie Matheny officiating. Burial will follow at Morrison Cemetery in Warren County, TN. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. until time of service at High Funeral Home. 

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High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 



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