HURST -Tammy Lucille (Owens) Blythe, 55, died at 3:57 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Herrin Hospital.
Tammy was born Aug. 27, 1958, in Carbondale, to Donald L. and Patricia J. (Thompson) Owens.
She married Jerry Wayne Blythe on Oct. 24, 1975, in Hurst Christian Church. Together they shared 38 years.
Survivors include husband; daughter, Jerica Blythe of Hurst; grandson, Gage McKnight of Hurst; granddaughter, Haley McKnight of Hurst; siblings, Jim Owens of Hurst, Terry Owens of Hurst, Sherry Owens of Herrin, Shelly Owens of West Frankfort; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Tammy was a devoted homemaker. She loved spending time with her family. Her grandchildren were her greatest joy in life as well as her dog, Maggy. Tammy will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 29, in Walker Funeral Home at 317 S. Bush Ave., in Hurst. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in Walker Funeral Home, with Greg Parker officiating. Following the funeral service, graveside services will be Thursday, Jan. 30, in Blairsville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.