- Born: 03 Dec 1902
- Marriage (1): Wallace Dooley Hitch
- Died: 14 Jun 1999, Knox Co., TN 1
- Buried: 19 Jun 1999, Cedar Grove Cemetery, Athens, Mcminn Co., TN
Mildred Candler Hitch
Mildred Candler Hitch, 96, of Shannondale Retirement Community in Knoxville, died Monday, June 14, 1999. A native of Athens and McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late Herschel Mahoney and Effie Ellis Candler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Dooley Hitch, an Athens attorney. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was active in United Methodist Women. She had served as a former President of United Methodist Women and was honored in 1981 as United Methodist Woman of the Year. She was also selected as Holston Conference Woman of the Year by the Cleveland District where she had served in various offices for 12 years. She attended Virginia Intermont and George Peabody Colleges and in 1986, she was awarded the Mary Sullivan Award by Tennessee Wesleyan College.
She was a former member of the McMinn County Historical Society, Athens Browning Circle, President of the Advisory Council of Tennessee Wesleyan College and a charter member of McMinn County Living Heritage Museum. Survivors include one son, Candler Dooley Hitch of Montreat, N.C.; two grandsons, Christopher Dooley Hitch of Cary, N.C., and Richard Wilson Hitch of Dallas, Texas; and two great grandchildren, David Patterson Hitch and Sarah Francis Hitch of Cary, N.C. Graveside service and interment of cremains will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Athens with the Rev. Dr. T. Hartley Hall IV of Black Mountain, N.C., officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shannondale Retirement Community, 801 Vanosdale Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909. Additional information is available by calling Mr. C. Dooley Hitch at (828) 669-2737 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mildred married Wallace Dooley Hitch, son of Christopher Columbus Hitch and Emma Ellen Dooley. (Wallace Dooley Hitch was born on 12 Sep 1896 in Blount Co., TN,2 3 4 5 died on 29 Jan 1979 in Athens, Mcminn Co., TN 6 7 and was buried about 31 Jan 1979 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Athens, Mcminn Co., TN.)
Social Security Death Index (Name: Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011;), SSN: 414-62-7380.
"A Hitch Orchard", by Daisy Hitch, 1931.
Social Security Death Index (Name: Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011;).
1900 TN Census, Listed as born in September 1896 in TN in the 1900 Blount Co., TN Census.
1920 TN Census, Listed as age 23 in the 1920 Knox Co., TN Census, born in TN.
Social Security Death Index (Name: Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011;), SSN 415-14-0307.
Blount Co., TN Hitch Family Reunion Notes 1972-1997. Copy sent by Joe E. Hitch; 5304 Shamrock Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918 on October 29, 1997.