Melissa Arrington Mathis Hutchens

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Mrs. Melissa "Christine" Arrington Mathis Hutchens, 91, of Cartersville, GA, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 22, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Christine was born in Tifton, GA, to the late Mr. Leon Harvey Arrington and Mrs. Hattie May McBrayer Arrington on March 9, 1929.

Christine was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She and her husband, Lanier, owned and operated Hutchens' Trampolines for over 20 years. Christine was a devout Christian and a loyal member of The Church at Liberty Square, and cherished spending time with her family and reading her Bible. She loved putting puzzles together with her grandchildren. Christine will be truly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lanier Hutchens; her parents; and the father of her children, Vondell Mathis; stepmother, Mamie Arrington; brothers, Cecil and Henry Arrington; sisters, Lucille Herndon and Mary Cruce; and son-in-law, Stanley Taylor.

She is survived by her children, Sheryl (Mike) Radford, Ricky (Amy) Mathis, all of Cartersville, and Pam Taylor, of Calhoun; sisters, Betty Spradley and Joan Barge; grandchildren, Shannon (Missy) and Derick (Ashley) Radford,  Melissa (Josh) Brown, all of Cartersville, Clint Mathis of Austin, TX, Ryan (Alecia) and Tara Mathis, all of Cartersville, Lee Taylor of Calhoun, GA, Kristen (Josh) Davison, of Adairsville; great-grandchildren, Linsey, Cassie, Laney, Jason, Caylee, Brayla, Jace; great-great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Isla. Many nieces and nephews also survive to cherish Christine's memory.

A Graveside Service for Christine will be conducted on Sunday, May 24, 2020, at three o'clock in the afternoon at Sunset Memory Gardens, Cartersville, with the Rev. Dr. Jacob King officiating. Music for the service will be provided by grandson, Ryan Mathis. Serving as pallbearers will be: Mike Radford, Shannon Radford, Derick Radford, Ryan Mathis, Josh Brown and Evan Collins.

Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to leave online condolences for the family.

Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, is honored to serve the family in this most difficult time.