Our beloved cousin, Martha Owen Thatcher, surrounded by those that loved her dearly, transitioned from her mortal body into the presence of Jesus on August 21, 2019. We would like to extend our sincere appreciation and heartfelt gratitude to Monica Adkins, Gene Land and James Samples at Lane Funeral Home. They were there for us every step of the way and orchestrated the visitation and funeral at First Centenary UMC and out of town interment in Martha's hometown of Sweetwater, TN with professionalism, dignity and respect.
A very special thank you to Gene Land, who was persistent in visiting and talking with Martha when she was not as ill, to make sure he clearly understood what her preferences and desires were for the visitation and funeral. He then made sure those were honored and we are very grateful to him for that. Gene has been a trusted staff member of Lane Funeral Home for many years and demonstrated the same level of professionalism with the funeral arrangements for Greg's parents.