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Peggy Evelyn Tate Hutchins, 90
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Peggy Evelyn Tate Hutchins, 90, passed away peacefully Oct. 8 at NHC in McMinnville after an extended illness.

Survivors include son Danny Hutchins (Charlotte Hutchins); daughters Dianna Lynn Ross, Dawna Beaty (James Beaty), Darlene Thompson of Franklin, Debi Merritt (Allen Jennings), Denise Williams (Clay O’Brien) of Hendersonville, 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She had several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends who will miss her as well.

Mrs. Hutchins was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years Orbin (Chick) Latton Hutchins; sisters Linda Jane Smartt, and Melba Jean Rollings; brothers John Robert Tate, Thomas William (Tommy) Tate, and Owen Kendall (Tookie) Tate.

Peggy was born May 21, 1929 in Altamont to the late Haskell and Ada Scruggs Tate. Aside from raising a family, she also worked for many years in the garment industry in McMinnville before retiring. Her door was always open to those she knew and she enjoyed cooking and feeding family members, friends and anyone they brought along with them.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Alzheimer’s Association, Meals on Wheels or a charity of choice.

Graveside service will be held Friday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m. at Gardens of Memory Memorial Cemetery located at 5201 Manchester Highway, Morrison, TN 37357. Dana McCormick Mullins will officiate. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Oct. 16, 2019