Shirley Mundy Oldham of the Dixon Springs Community died at the age of 76 at 3:25 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2019, surrounded by her family at Jackie and Shirley’s Dixon Springs Highway home. She was under the care of HighPoint Hospice who had cared for her since May 6 during her battle with cancer.
Eld. Daniel Cook and Bro. Tim Towns officiated at the funeral services on Friday, Aug. 9 from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Oldham Family lot in the West section of the Dixon Springs Cemetery.
One of three children, she was born Shirley Ann Mundy in the East Buffalo Community at Kempville and was the daughter of the late William Carsie “Billy” Mundy, who died July 5, 1989 at the age of 70 and Vivia Wendelene Sircy Mundy, who died July 4, 2004 at the age of 83.
Mrs. Oldham and Dixon Springs Community native Jackie Alexander Oldham were united in marriage in Carthage on Feb. 19, 1960 by former Carthage United Methodist Church pastor, the late Rev. Ewing S. Weakley.
Mrs. Oldham was saved at age 13 on a Wednesday night at Ensor Chapel Methodist Church. In October 1980, she joined Dixon Creek Missionary Baptist Church in the Cato community and was baptized into full fellowship.
She attended Smith County High School and was a member of the Class of 1960 and after marriage received her General Education Degree.
She was employed for a while at the Hartsville Cabinet Shop but her love and professionalism for cooking enabled her to prepare meals at the Smith County Head Start Center in the former Cox-Davis Elementary School in the Riddleton Community and she retired as a cook at the Carthage Elementary School.
Surviving in addition to her husband, Jackie, of over 59 years are their three children, Jackie Ann Oldham (Tim) Gregory of Old Hickory, Gina Oldham (Richard) Anderson of the Rome Community, Matt (Neely) Martin Oldham of the Defeated Creek Community; sister, Carol Mundy (Mickey) Hale of the Defeated Creek Community; brother, Victor Wayne (Janie) Mundy of the East Buffalo Community; six grandchildren, Micca Holder, Alex (Kelly) Anderson, Krysten (Daniel) Kemp, Allie (Dekolas) Reeves, Jackson and Cassie Oldham; step-grandchild, Page (Alex) Tumbairdis; six great-grandchildren, Nathan, Johnny, Koleman, Willow, Eva, and Emery.
The Oldham family requests memorials to the Dixon Creek Missionary Baptist Church.