Sarah Ruth Vandergriff

Jun 19 2014

97 year old Sarah Ruth Vandergriff of Liberty passed away Thursday morning June 19, 2014 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. She was born July 5, 1916 in Liberty to her parents, the late John Robert and Janetta Mai Ferrell Smithson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Vandergriff and a sister, Vinny Leal New. Mrs. Ruth was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church having joined the McMinnville First United Methodist Church on December 25, 1926 and then later became a member of the Dowelltown United Methodist Church and was President Emeritus of the United Methodist Women. She was a graduate of the Liberty High School in 1933, member of the Daughters of the American Revolution Caney Fork Chapter, United Sates Daughters of 1812 Upper Cumberland Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy Murfreesboro #91. She is survived by daughter, Annette Floyd of Liberty; 2 grandsons John Clark (Krista) Floyd of Oakland, TN, James Bradley (Lee) Floyd of Olive Branch, MS; 2 great-grandsons, Braxton and Bryson Floyd of Olive Branch, MS; Nieces and Nephews, Harriett New of Chattanooga, Bill (Mary Beth) New of Lenoir City, TN, Burnace (Barbara) Vandergriff and Margaret (Cantrell) Jones both of Smithville, Ann Vandergriff of Salt Lake City, Utah, Douglas (Marlene) Snyder and Sandy (Ken) Delker both of Washington, MI. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00PM Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Dowelltown United Methodist Church with Bros. David Lunsford, Terry Little and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 3:PM until 8:PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and on Saturday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.

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