Owen Funeral Home

12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, GA


Melissa "Christine" Hutchens

March 9, 1929May 22, 2020

Mrs. Melissa "Christine" Arrington Mathis Hutchens, 91, of Cartersville, GA passed away peacefully on Friday, May 22, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Christine was born in Tifton, GA to the late Mr. Leon Harvey Arrington and Mrs. Hattie May McBrayer Arrington on March 9, 1929.

Christine was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She and her husband, Lanier owned and operated Hutchens' Trampolines for over 20 years. Christine was a devout Christian and a loyal member of The Church at Liberty Square who cherished spending time with her family and reading her Bible. She loved putting puzzles together with her grandchildren. Christine will be truly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lanier Hutchens, her parents, and the father of her children, Vondell Mathis, step mother, Mamie Arrington, brothers; Cecil and Henry Arrington, sisters, Lucille Herndon and Mary Cruce, and son-in-law, Stanley Taylor.

She is survived by her children; Sheryl (Mike) Radford, Ricky (Amy) Mathis all of Cartersville, and Pam Taylor of Calhoun, grandchildren, Shannon (Missy) and Derick (Ashley) Radford, Melissa (Josh) Brown all of Cartersville, Clint Mathis of Austin, TX, Ryan (Alecia) and Tara Mathis, all of Cartersville, Lee Taylor of Calhoun, GA, Kristen (Josh) Davison of Adairsville, great grandchildren; Linsey, Cassie, Laney, Jason, Caylee, Brayla, Jace, great great grandchildren; Kaleb and Isla, sisters; Betty Spradley and Joan Barge. Many nieces and nephews also survive to cherish Christine's memory.

A Graveside Service for Christine will be conducted on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at three o'clock in the afternoon at Sunset Memory Gardens, Cartersville with the Rev. Dr. Jacob King officiating. Music for the service will be provided by grandson, Ryan Mathis. Serving as pallbearers will be: Mike Radford, Shannon Radford, Derick Radford, Josh Brown, Ryan Mathis, and Evan Collins.

Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to leave online condolences for the family.

Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville is honored to serve the family in this most difficult time.


  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, May 24, 2020


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Jeanette Burton

May 24, 2020

To Sheryl, Ricky & Pam, I am So Heartbroken to hear about your Mom's passing. She was my neighbor for 10yrs at The Cove Apts and she was such a Sweet Lady and Great Friend. I So Enjoyed our conversations and dearly missed her after she moved last year. She will Truly be Missed. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. God Bless, Jeanette Burton, The Cove Apts, #1001

Ruthelle Meeks

May 23, 2020

So sorry to hear of Christine's passing. I lived next door to her at the Cove Apartments for about 4 years and sure did hate to see her move out. I really missed her as I'm sure all of you do now.
God Bless!


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