ALTHA - Irene Tew, 74, of Altha, passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 in Dothan, AL. She was born on Jan. 10, 1942 in Calhoun County to Alex and Mandy Mclendon. She was a retired seamstress working at the Sewing Factory in Blountstown and Marianna. She lived in Calhoun County all of her life and was a member of Glory Hill Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Josephine Carr; and her brother, Junior Mclendon.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Lester Tew of Altha; two sons, Allen Tew and his wife, Linda and Jason Tew and his wife, Teresa, all of Altha; a daughter, Rhonda Tucker and her husband, Buddy of Altha; three brothers, Roger Mclendon and his wife, Anita and Raymond Mclendon and his wife, Betty, all of Altha and James Mclendon and his wife, Johnnie Fay of Blountstown; five sisters, Nancy Foster and her husband, Gene, Linda Hunt, Christine McDaniel and her husband, Cleve and Margie Mclendon, all of Altha and Shirley Martin and her husband, Julian of Moultry, GA; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Family will receive friends Monday, Dec. 26 from 6-8 p.m. CT at Peavy Funeral Home.
Services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 11 a.m. CT at Glory Hill Church with Reverend Riley Adams and Sister Earlene Adams officiating. Interment will follow in the Tew Family Cemetery in Altha.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements.