Cathey Backus, 65, of Nashville died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.
She was born Sept. 4, 1953 to the late Winnie Phillips and Clifford Spears. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Nashville, and worked at the Howard County Children’s Center as a teacher and mentor for more than 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Backus; her son, Jacob Backus.
Survivors include: a son, Roy Backus and wife, Julie, of Mineral Springs; a brother, Mark Spears of Nashville; a sister, Janet Schade of Nashville; also grandchildren.
Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.
Graveside services were 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, at Bluff Springs Cemetery, with Bro. Kevin Sartin and Bro. Ben Jones officiating.
Online at latimer-funeralhome.com.