Obituary: Mary Ruth Connelly

Friday, July 24, 2009

Miss Mary Ruth Connelly, of Lewisburg, died Monday, July 20, 2009 in NHC Healthcare.

Miss Connelly was a native of Rogersville, Tenn. She was born on March 11, 1920, to William Mortimer and Martha Felts Connelly. She moved to Lewisburg with her family at an early age. She was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church. She was an active member of the Lewisburg First United Methodist Women, the Fellowship Sunday School Class, and served as pianist for the children's choir and her Sunday School Class.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lettie Connelly Hinds, and brother, James Mortimer Connelly, and an aunt, Miss Mary Belle Connelly. She is survived by two sisters, Emily (Phil) Lee of Nashville and Sarah May of Chattanooga, and brother, John (Mary Ruth) Connelly of Hermitage. She is also survived by 13 nieces and nephews, 27 great-nieces and nephews, and 21 great-great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Michael O'Bannon Thursday, July 23, 2009, at 11 a.m. from the Lewisburg First United Methodist Church with interment to follow in Lone Oak Cemetery.

The family will be at London Funeral Home Wednesday from 5 until 8 p.m. for visitation. Thursday her body will be moved to the church at 10 a.m. with visitation there until the funeral hour.

Serving as pallbearers will be her nephews, John Felts Connelly Jr., David Michael Dealy, James Connelly Hinds, John Edward Hinds, William Luther Hinds and Dorris E. Jernigan Sr.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Friendship Sunday School Class at Lewisburg First United Methodist Church.

London Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.