Carmen Ressie Gatton, nee Jaggers, 92, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at her home in Mt. Sterling, Ohio.
Born March 9, 1920, in Cub Run, Kentucky, to Oscar and Bertha Jaggers.
Preceded in death by husband, Russell E. Gatton; five brothers; her twin Armen, Herman, Russell, Richard and Cecil.
Survived by children, Carma and Robert Armentrout of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, JoEllen Ault of Washington Court House, Ohio, Patricia Speakman of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Charlie Gatton of Washington Court House, Ohio and Russell and Katie Gatton of Franklin Furnace, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Carmen was a member of Mt. Sterling Freewill Baptist Church. She loved singing Southern Gospel music, going bargain hunting at yard sales, sunshine and flowers, but her family above all. Her family was constantly in the forefront of her thoughts, placed before her own needs. Nothing made her happier than knowing her family was healthy and cared for. She was without question, one of the most selfless and giving ladies one could ever meet.
Family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 331 W. Main St., Mt. Sterling, Ohio. Funeral service will be held at noon Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Mt. Sterling Freewill Baptist Church. Interment immediately following at Madison Mills Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.tiddfuneralservice.com.