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Originally published: 2014-05-21 10:39:32
Last modified: 2014-05-22 14:08:30

Mattie Vurble Tester Winebarger

Mattie Vurble Tester Winebarger, 90, of Mountain City, Tenn., passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014. 
She was born on Aug. 23, 1923, to the late A.T. and Pearl Fletcher Tester. 
In addition to her parents, Mattie was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Winebarger; son, Jerry Donald Winebarger; and three sisters and one brother.
Mattie was originally from Zionville, N.C., later living in Bethel and then Mountain City, Tenn.
She was lovingly known as "Granny" to her family, friends and neighbors. Mattie was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by daughters, Mary Lee Tester (Larry) and Jeanette Ward; son, Russell Winebarger Jr. (Brenda); sister-in-law, Nancy Fletcher; brother-in-law, J.C. Winebarger; special friend, Mildred Glenn; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with pastor Steven Spencer and minister Butch Reese   officiating. Music was provided by Larry and Lockwood Cornett.
The family received friends from 7 p.m. to 8: p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Graveside service and interment were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the Mabel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Zionville, N.C. Pallbearers were her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Ray Gentry, Noah Click and granddaughters.
The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to the staff of Mountain City Care Center, who were her special friends and took such loving care of Mattie.
Condolences may be sent to the family on the Web at
The family of Mattie Vurble Tester Winebarger has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church St., Mountain City, Tenn.