Ruth Lemmon Carlton

Friday, May 4, 2007

Ruth Lemmon Carlton

Monday, April 30, 2007

Mrs. Ruth Lemmon Carlton, 87, of the Rover Community in Bedford County, died Monday, April 30, 2007. Mrs. Carlton was a native of Bedford County and was the retired owner of Versailles Grocery in the Versailles Community of Rutherford County. Following her retirement, Mrs. Carlton worked as a caregiver for many years. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church for over 50 years where she was still teaching the Young Adult Sunday School Class. Her husband, James Robert Carlton; a son, James Robert Carlton, Jr., her sister, Lula Austin; two brothers, R. C. Lemmon and John Lemmon; and a grandson, Phillip Ralston, preceded Mrs. Carlton in death.

Mrs. Carlton is survived by two daughters, Mary Arlene (Jimmy) Lambert of Unionville, and Alice Fay (Harold) Ralston of Rockvale; two sisters, Rosa Mae Tomlin of Hazelgreen, Ala. and Velma Jane Hammond of Braeshear, Texas; two brothers, Robert Lemmon of Shelbyville and Roy Lee Lemmon of Memphis; 10 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Visitation was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2007, at Lawrence Funeral Home. Family members will also receive friends on Friday, May 4, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with funeral services being conducted at 1 p.m. at the church with Rev. Bobby Maxwell and Rev. Charles McKnight officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.

The grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Murfreesboro, 625 South Church Street, Suite 100, Murfreesboro, TN 37130 or Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Bill Freeman, 125 Lamb Road, Rockvale, TN 37153.

Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Chapel Hill is in charge of arrangements.