Mattylu Upchurch, age 97 of Milton, died on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Heritage House of Paris. Funeral Services have been scheduled for 6;45pm on Saturday, June 9 in the First Methodist Church of Deport with Reverend Susan Leddy officiating. Burial will follow in Milton Cemetery with grandchildren serving as Pallbearers. The family will receive friends in the Sanctuary of the Church beginning at 6:00pm until service time. Wood Funeral Homes, of Deport have charge of the arrangements.
She was born on November 9, 1920 near Deport, the daughter of Tom and Lara Forest Walter Harvey. The Harvey family were some of the original settlers to the area. She married William [Bill] Upchurch on January 28, 1939. Together they owned and operated Dry Cleaners in New Mexico for many years, before retiring back to Milton in 1979. Mrs. Upchurch was an excellent seamstress and quilter and was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Deport. She was preceded in death by her parents, 9 brothers and sisters, including Mary Elaine Lawler and husband, Morris. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bill in 1998; her daughter and son-in-law, Bobbie and Ed Hill in 2005; and her daughter Billie Goheen in 2007.
She is survived by her children: Don Upchurch of Deport; Jim Upchurch and Cynthia of Los Ranchos, New Mexico; Leah and Michael Upchurch-Frazier of Grapevine; 16 grandchildren and a great prosperity of great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren;
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that Donations be made to the Milton Cemetery Association, c/o Barbara Richards, 3820 Castlegate Drive, Paris, Texas 75462.
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