Mary Diana Mantooth, 70, a resident of Old Fort, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at her residence.
She was of the Baptist faith.
She was the daughter of the late Burk Shelton and Essie Mae Qualls Shelton and was also preceded in death by her brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Vell Mantooth of Old Fort; children: Lisa and Curtis Biggs of Old Fort, Sonya and Mike Cross of Athens, Shannon and Jeremy Dill and Amy Mantooth, all of Old Fort; grandchildren: Nathan Biggs, Cory Biggs and fiancée, Brooke Hamby, and Reilly Biggs, all of Old Fort, Michael Cross of California, Mehgan and Jonathan Fiorella of Knoxville, Allie Dill, Aly Dill and Anna Dill, all of Old Fort; great-grandchildren, Jace Biggs of Old Fort and Mason Guess of Knoxville; and her loving dogs, Dottie, Toby and Gizmo.
The funeral will be conducted at 7 tonight,, Oct. 13, 2013, at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. David Disney officiating.
Interment will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at Dill Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service. Pallbearers will be Nathan Biggs, Cory Biggs, Jeremy Dill, Curtis Biggs, Jonathan Fiorella and Michael Cross
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Mantooth family guest book at www.higginsfuneral.com.