Rebecca M. Wallace, age 86, of Adamsville, was born Oct. 15, 1930, in Chester County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Henry Grady and Bonnie Sansom Maness. She was the second oldest of eight children.
She was united in marriage to William Wayne “Scatter” Wallace on Sept. 29, 1949. Mr. Wallace preceded her in death on April 13, 2015.
She was a longtime member of Adamsville Church of Christ. She worked as a supervisor for Garan Manufacturing and worked there for more than 40 years. Mrs. Wallace, a Tennessee fan and known as an authority on sports, enjoyed watching sports of all kinds. She also enjoyed reading, watching game shows and cooking. As a great cook, Mrs. Wallace was known for her hushpuppies and banana pudding. She loved spending time with friends and family.
Mrs. Wallace departed this life on Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Savannah, at the age of 86 years, 1 month, 15 days.
She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Franks and husband Danny, and a son, Tony Wallace, all of Adamsville; three grandchildren, Danna Talley and husband Jeff of Savannah, Jessica Middelton and husband Author of Olive Hill, Jason Emery and wife Katie of Adamsville; six great-grandchildren, Asia, Ivy, Faith, Eli, Emma and Jeremy; a great-great-grandchild, Aubrianna; four sisters, Dorothy Jane Miller, Martha Nell Bishop, Ruby Sue Malone, all of Henderson, Tennessee, and Cathy Busby of Sweet Lips, Tennessee; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Wallace was preceded in death by a great-grandchild, Jacob Allen Wallace; a sister and two brothers.
Services were held on Friday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m., at Adamsville Church of Christ in Adamsville with Van Vansandt officiating. Burial followed in Pine Hill Memorial Garden at Adamsville.