Born April 11, 1946 in Pitt County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of Ralph and Dell (Waters) Tuten.
She was a homemaker.
She is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Shaylee Kay Early, brother, Oscar Taylor and her parents.
Surviving relatives include: her daughter, Dorinda Kay Bauer of Solsberry; son, James T. English of Solsberry; Life Partner, Charles Deckard of Solsberry; son-in-law, James R. Bauer of Solsberry; grandchildren, Sara Ann Newton, Shelby Newton, Josh Corlett and wife Amanda Corlett, Brandi Corlett and the spouse of Shaylee Early, Clint Early of Petersburg; great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Bryer and Siarra Early, Jayden and Sophia Corlett, Brayden (Dwight) Marling, Emma and Oriana Corlett.
Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 23, at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Solsberry Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and one-hour prior to services Monday at the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com