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Ruth Billings Stewart, 90
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Ruth Billings Stewart, 90, of Sparta died Friday, April 3, at NHC of Sparta. At the time of passing, she was surrounded by all of her children and grandchildren.
She was born in DeKalb County on Jan. 22, 1925 to parents Wm. “Billy” Billings and Mary Frances Young Billings.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Stewart; infant son; parents Wm. “Billy” Billings, Mary Frances Young Billings; siblings Oscar Billings, Tom Billings, Willie LaFever, Ada Templeton, Betty Roberts, Maude Huskins, Ethel Holland, Lula Watson, and Jimmie Saylors.
She is survived by her children, William “Bill” Stewart and wife Lillian of McMinnville, Kathy Clark and husband Dennis of Sparta, Dorcas Marcum and husband Carl of Sparta; seven grandchildren, Dr. Stephen Clark, Jimmy Clark, Justin Clark, Amanda Hargis, Erik Stewart, Chad Marcum, Callie Marcum; seven great-grandchildren, Sarah, Ruthie, Clara and Ella Clark, Will and Jaxson Stewart, and Greyson Hargis; brother-in-laws, Ralph Saylors, Ray Watson; sister-in-law, Nell Crockett; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
 Funeral service was at Old Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, April 7. Bro. Alton Marcum officiated. Burial followed at Old Zion Cemetery. Sign the guestbook at
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 8, 2015