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Carrie Howell Ragsdale, 86

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, August 1 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Ragsdale, 86, of the Gladeville Community.

Retired from the Gladeville Utility District and the daughter of the late Monte R. and Letha Dowdy Howell, Mrs. Ragsdale passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at the University Medical Center in Lebanon. She was a member of the Gladeville United Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends Friday from 4 – 8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. until the funeral at Partlow Funeral Chapel. Services will be conducted by Rev. Charles Walker and Rev. Robert Spickard. Burial will follow at the Caraway Cemetery in Gladeville.

Survivors include: siblings Billy (Thelma) Howell, Ruby Warfield and Dorothy Allsbrooks — all of Erin. Also surviving are nieces Peggy (Joe) Lannom of Gladeville, Debbie (Tracy) Largent and Laurie Howell — both of Erin, nephews Michael (Kay) Warfield of Murfreesboro, Don (Karen) Allsbrooks of Erin and Monty (Alisha) Allsbrooks of Cedar Hill.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband Charles W. Ragsdale and brother Grover C. Howell.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Faithful Workers of the Gladeville United Methodist Church in memory of Carrie Ragsdale.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Foster, John Foster, Dr. Mike Harris, Mike Harris, James Edwin Swain and Bob Rice. Honorary pallbearer is Rick Risner

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Catherine Gilliam Smith, 83

LEBANON – Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 31 at the J.C. Hellum Funeral Home for Mrs. Smith, 83, of Lebanon. The second of three children born to the late Willie Mae Corder Gilliam and George Gilliam in Wilson County and stepdaughter of the late Kathleen Bailey Gilliam, she died Friday, July 24 at her home.

Local services will be conducted by the Rev. Michael Millben. Interment will follow at the Westlawn Cemetery in Wayne, Michigan.

Survivors include: daughter Joetter Smith Jenkins of Antioch; grandchildren Katherine Drue Cunningham of Canton, OH, Tiffany Rochelle Jenkins of Nashville, April Smith Harvey of Grand Rapids, MI and Andrea Johnson of Inverness, FL.

Also surviving is sister-in-law Thelma Seay of Michigan; brother-in-laws John (Alice) Smith of Cleveland, OH, and Kent Collins; loyal family friend Coach Sam Smith and a host of other family including great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and church family.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband Joe W. Smith and sons Bobby Drue and Andrew Louis Smith.

Arrangements by J.C. Hellum Funeral Home.

Mary Ella Stewart, 71

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, July 31 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Stewart, 71, of Lebanon. She passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2009 following an extended illness.

The family will be receiving friends Friday from 10 a.m. until the funeral. Services will be conducted by Brother Gordon Lee and Brother Danny Sellars. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include children: Donna (Champ) Kellow, Susan (Darren) Vogel and Mack Stewart Jr.; siblings Kathy (Bill) Brewster and Terry (Judy) Kemp; grandchildren: Jason (Barbara) Stewart, Dustin Allen, Rachel Kellow, Clint (Chesney) Kellow, Luke Vogel and Mary Vogel; great-grandchildren: Peyton Stewart, Hayli Stewart, Katy Stewart, Allie Copas and Cyvan Kellow.

Pallbearers: Chico Hastings, Mark McPeak, Jeff Bond, Terry Kemp Jr., Wesley Kemp, Terry Luper, Dennis Luper and Stevie Luper. Honorary pallbearers: Dr. Roger McKinney and Dr. Modupe Kehinde.

The family offers special thanks to Odyssey Hospice.

Mrs. Stewart is preceded in death by parents Clifton and Bertha Starnes Kemp; siblings Peggy Foster, Sue Bonner, Carolyn Kemp, C.H. Kemp, Kenneth Kemp and Harlan Kemp.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy.

Richie Michelle Smith Clifton, 45

LEBANON – Memorial services were conducted Thursday morning, July 30 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Clifton, 45, of Lafayette. A native of Wilson County, she died July 27, 2009 at her residence.

Mrs. Clifton was a homemaker and a Baptist in belief. Services were conducted by Brother Chuck Groover. Survivors include: children Dallas and Riley Clifton and the father of her children Danny Clifton — all of Lafayette.

Also surviving is mother and step-father Peggy Gray Smith Leath and Joe Leath of Lebanon; brother Richard H. (Aimee) Smith III of Lakeway, TX; nieces Lauren and Ashley Smith; grandparents, Richard Sr. and Annie Lou Smith of Hermitage.

She was preceded in death by her father Richard H. Smith Jr. and grandparents Robert and Eleanor Gray. Memorial contributions should be directed to the Riley Clifton Fund c/o Kelly Ferrell at First Freedom Bank.

Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

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