Mattie Elizabeth Denton Mulkey-Cross went to join her Lord and heavenly family on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. She was born in Ford County on August 17, 1913, and was the fourth child of five born to Sam T. and Mary Ella Thomas Denton. She is survived by her only child, Margaret M Barnhart and her step sons; Gerald, David and Dennis Cross and her grandchildren; Keith, Kirk and Nesha Barnhart and their spouses Connie, Randy and Roberta.
She lived and worked in Cottle County, Paducah, Texas, from the 1940’s to 2002, when she moved to Kerrville, Texas, to be close to her family. She was the owner of her business in Paducah, Mulkey Insurance Agency, for over 20 years before selling the business and retiring.
She married William Harvey Mulkey in Hollis, Oklahoma, on April 26, 1933. After Bill passed away in 1968, she ran the insurance agency until she sold it and retired in 1986. She was married to Voned (Dink) Cross on November 14, 1988, until his death in 1990.
She was a working member of the First Baptist Church of Paducah for decades serving as Treasurer, Sunday School Teacher, Choir Member and served on numerous committees. She was a member of the old church when the present church was built.
Mattie will be interred in the Paducah Garden of Memories with William H. Mulkey.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Paducah Cemetery Association, the First Baptist Church of Paducah, or to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Visitation was held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Zapata Funeral Home in Paducah, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Paducah followed by interment in the Paducah Garden of Memories.