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Barbara L. Sluder, age 73, of 114 Allison Road, Piney Flats, TN passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in Johnson City Medical Center. She was born January 31, 1941 to the late Willis Ross and Emily Rifenbark Ross. She was a member of Shady Valley Baptist Church and she enjoyed scrapbooking, crocheting and painting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny H. Sluder and two brothers, Jim Ross and Carl Ross.
Survivors include three daughters: Viola Browning and husband Jay of Piney Flats, TN, Elva Wright of Granite Falls, NC and Brenda Harper of Boone, NC; three sisters: Helen Shepherd of Shady Valley, TN, Roseanne Johnson and husband Dennis of LaPort, IN and Wanda Wakeman and husband Dale of Kingsberry, IN; one brother: Ernie Ross of Grandblank, MI; six grandchildren: Steven, John, Tammy, Christina, A.J. and Heather; several nieces and nephews; and special friends: Dr. Charles Famoyin and Dr. Carmina Garcia.
A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 2014 from the Shady Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Stout officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Relay for Life or Johnson County Cancer Support Group, c/o Flo Bellamy, 3510 Hwy 421 N, Mountain City, TN 37683.
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Professional services for the Sluder family are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home.