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Sarah Ruth Vandergriff, 97
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Funeral services for Sarah Ruth Vandergriff, 97, of Liberty were held June 21 at Dowelltown United Methodist Church. Bros. David Lunsford, Terry Little and Michael Hale officiated, with burial following in Salem Cemetery.She passed away June 19 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; 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 became a member of the Dowelltown United Methodist Church and was President Emeritus of the United Methodist Women.She was a graduate of Liberty High School in 1933, member of the Daughters of the American Revolution Caney Fork Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy Murfreesboro # 91.She is survived by a daughter, Annette Floyd of Liberty; two grandsons, John Clark (Krista) Floyd of Oakland, Tenn. and James Bradley (Lee) Floyd of Olive Branch, Miss.; two great-grandsons, Braxton and Bryson Floyd of Olive Branch, Miss.; nieces and nephews, Harriet New of Chattanooga, Bill (Mary Beth) New of Lenoir City, Burnace (Barbara) Vandergriff and Margaret (Cantrell) Jones both of Smithville, Ann Vandergriff of Salt Lake City, Utah, Douglas (Marlene) Schneider and Sandy (Ken) Delker both of Washington, Mich..Pallbearers included; Bradley Floyd, John Floyd, Eric New, Bryan New, Mark Goodrich and Donald Mullican.Honorary pallbearers; Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, United States Daughters of 1812 and Daughters of the Confederacy.DeKalb Funeral Chapel, Smithville, was in charge of arrangements.SMITHVILLE REVIEWSmithville, TNJune 25, 2014