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Interment following funeral service

First Baptist Church of Athens
Sunday December 8th, 2019

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Short Creek Cemetery
Sunday December 8th, 2019
12:30pm - 2:00pm

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First Baptist Church of Athens
Sunday December 8th, 2019

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Mary Futral

Mary Driskell Futral, 86 of Athens, Tenn. passed on to her heavenly home on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at her residence. For all of her life, Mary loved God with all her heart as her first priority. Mary was born in Atlanta, Ga. to the late Rev. Earl Palmer and Myrtle Shelly Driskell.  She was  preceded in death by Brother: Joseph "Buddy"  Driskell and Son-in-law: Daniel Fetzer, Brother-in-law:  H. A. Walker.  Mary graduated from Trervecca Nazarene College in Nashville, Tenn. and marrried Scott Futral on August 16, 1957. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Athens, Tn. where she served as pianist and substitute organist for 60 years. She was a piano teacher for 40 years and served as an Algebra teacher at McMinn Co. High School. She was committed to her life as a wife, mother, and homemaker.
Survivors: Husband of 62 years: W. Scott Futral, Jr. of Athens, Tenn., Son and Daughter-in-law:  Winfield Scott Futral, III  and Linda Futral  of Livermore, Ca. Daughter: Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Fetzer of Hermitage, Tn. Grandchildren: Ellie Fetzer, Taylor, Jonothan, and Isabel Futral,  Three Brothers and Sisters-in-law: Dick and Eleanor Driskell, Mack and Ernestine Driskell, and Paul Driskell, Two Sisters and Brothers-in-law: Vivian Walker and Nancy and John Kane, Sister-in-law: Travis Driskell. many  nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, 2:00 PM at Fiirst Baptist Church, 305 Ingleside Ave., Athens, Tenn. 37303 with Pastor Dr. Bill Henard officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:30P.M. - 2:00P.M. Sunday at First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers: Donations may be given to the Music Department of First Baptist Church, 305 Ingleside Ave. . Athens, Tenn. 37303.

Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs/notices/Mary-Futral.

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements. 

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A candle was lit in memory of Mary Futral

Bob Roseberry Dec 19 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Mary Futral. What a talent. What a life fully lived. Gone is the body but the memories will last forever. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.

Doc and Betty McKenzie Dec 16 2019 12:00 AM

With love and many prayers to Scott and the family.
Randall and Glenda Kyker

Randall and Glenda Kyker Dec 9 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Mary. Praying for comfort in the upcoming days.

Paula Driskell Fowler Dec 9 2019 12:00 AM

May God be with you in this time of grief. A special prayer for Beth, as she studied flute with me for several years (what a wonderful student! I'd love to see you again). I remember Mary as being such a sweet and kind lady who was always friendly. I had the utmost respect for her. I know she will be missed.
Love, Donna Boitnott

Donna Boitnott Dec 9 2019 12:00 AM

Mary was a tremendous lady at FBC for so many years. So sorry we all have lost her but Heaven has gained a tremendous resident. She meant so much to the Goster family at McMinn High and FBC. Scott has also blessed our family for these years. God bless.

Bob and Linda Foster Dec 9 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Futral

Mack & Ernestine Driskell Dec 8 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Futral

Lauren Johnson Jackson Dec 7 2019 12:00 AM

Marythe very picturesque embodiment of a classy, eloquent, southern lady. Your life added so much to our community! Looking forward to seeing you in heaven!

Vivian Holliday Dec 7 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Futral

Elizabeth Martin Wike Dec 7 2019 12:00 AM

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