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Woman mourning loss of her husband forced from her home

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Linda McAfee, of Millington, lost her husband two weeks ago. He suffered from dementia. Linda McAfee, of Millington, lost her husband two weeks ago. He suffered from dementia.
Her house is full of memories, but she has already begun to box and pack those memories up. Her house is full of memories, but she has already begun to box and pack those memories up.
MILLINGTON, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A woman who just lost her husband is now being forced from her home because her name is not on the mortgage papers.

Linda McAfee, of Millington, lost her husband two weeks ago. He suffered from dementia.

She says as he was on his death bed, the couple received papers from their mortgage company stating they were five months behind on their house payments.

McAfee went to court Wednesday on the issue. When she spoke with her mortgage company, they told her that she was not listed on the paperwork and that she has to get out of her house.

Her house is full of memories, but she has already begun to box and pack those memories up.

"I need help.  I really do.  Its not much, but its our home," she said. "My name wasn't on the deed.  So they could not communicate to me and talk to me for the simple face that my name wasn't on the deed," adds McAfee.

McAfee says she paid the note as recently as September.

She also says she made two house payments of more than $800 to try and catch up. She did not even know she had gotten behind because her husband took care of their finances.

In her dealings with her bank, she says no one would even tell her how much she owed.

She says she was advised to stop making payments all together.

"Who's gonna sit there and pay over $800 when they're sitting there telling you it's not gonna be your house," she adds.

McAfee says she hopes she has not learned an important lesson the hard way, which is always have two names on the deed to your house.

Action News Five talked to representatives at Magna Bank.  

While they could not  go into specifics, they did tell say they have talked to Linda McAfee. They say they are working with her so that she can try and keep her house.  

Her attorney did not return our phone call.

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