AGNES MORGAN MARCROM of Manchester, age 94, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2013 after a brief illness.
She was born April 15, 1919 in Hillsboro, TN to the late Thomas R. Morgan and Lanora Womack Morgan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Harold Denton Marcrom (pharmacist at Baker Brothers Drug Store), and all of her 4 brothers and 3 sisters.
She is survived by sons, Ray E. Marcrom (Jane) and Thomas H. Marcrom (Elaine) both of Manchester; daughters, Mary C. Stephens (Jerry), Kitts Hill, Ohio, and Judy Crumley Michael of Chapel Hill, TN; one dear sister-in-law, Katherine Morgan of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Jason C. Stephens (Juli), Sarah Marcrom McKamey(Joe), Andrea Stephens Johnston (Hunter), Brian T. Marcrom, Samuel R. Marcrom (Sarah Ann), and Allison C. Marcrom; great-grandchildren, Sawyer, Wesley, and Jackson Stephens, Elijah and Micah McKamey, Hannah and Leah Johnston; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Agnes was a 1938 graduate of Manchester Central High School and following her graduation she worked nine years for the Manchester Times. Agnes and H.D. married in 1946 after he returned from World War II. She devoted her life to her husband and children. She fulfilled a dream to further her education graduating from Motlow State Community College in 1974. She was a lifelong Bible student and continued her education by taking 45 credit hours in religious studies from International Bible College.
Agnes was a faithful member of Main Street Church of Christ for nearly 70 years where she was a devoted elder’s wife and skilled Bible teacher. Her home was always open to serve others whether for a meal or housing or just fellowship. During her life she was an avid bird watcher belonging to the Audubon Society, a member of the Coffee County Historical Society, and occasionally assisted H.D. at Baker Brothers Drug Store. After H.D.’s death, she eventually moved to Bailey Manor in Manchester.
Central Funeral Home of Manchester is in charge of arrangements with visitation on Saturday, August 24th from 4 – 7 PM.
Immediately following the visitation a memorial service will be held at 7 PM in the chapel with Mike Lewis officiating.
Burial will be a private family service at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy for the Marcrom Family Scholarship Fund.