Ora Belle Tyson, age 88, of Hopkinsville, formerly of Morton’s Gap, passed away on March 11, 2020, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 15, 2020, with Rev. Dan Ferguson officiating and burial to follow at New Salem Church Cemetery in Nortonville, KY. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home.
Mrs. Tyson was born in Ellijay, GA, on May 13, 1931, the daughter of the late Ed and Essie Rogers Chapman. Ora was a Homemaker and member of New Salem Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, preceding her in death is her husband, Julius Tyson; son, Douglass Tyson; three brothers; and three sisters.
Survivors include her three sons, John Tyson and his wife Lisa of Owensboro, Edward Tyson and his wife Reba of Mortons Gap, and Eric Tyson of Hopkinsville; her two daughters, Gloria Tyson of Hopkinsville, and Connie Tyson of Hopkinsville; her sister, Ella Mae Weaver of Ellijay, GA; ten grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in her honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
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