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LETHA SLUDER

Letha Sluder age 99, of 540 Sluder Road, Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday September 21, 2014 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Ms. Sluder was born on January 17, 1915 in Shady to the late Allen “Jim” Wright and Gerdie McEwen Wright. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Sluder who passed away in 2005; and was also preceded by three sons: Herbert, Cline, and Curtis Sluder; and three brothers: Kyle, Preston, and Haynes J.J. Wright; two sisters: Retha Morley and Lena Ruth Douglas; and grandchildren: Tim Sluder and Michelle Sluder. She was a former member of the Shady Valley Baptist Church where she was former president of the W.M.U. and was a current member of the Victory Chapel Baptist Church of Shady Valley. She enjoyed quilting and gardening. She was a homemaker and had at one time worked in the Shady Mountain Orchards.
Survivors include: two sons; Alton Sluder and wife Shirley, Shady Valley, TN, and Kenneth Sluder and wife Eula, Shady Valley, TN; one sister, Ruby Testerman, Vinton, VA; nine grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive.   
Funeral services for Letha Sluder were conducted on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7 pm from the Charles B. Hux Chapel of the Hux Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie Porter officiating. The family received friends from 5 until 7 pm prior to the funeral service. Pallbearers were Kenny Sluder, David Sluder, Mark Reed, Blake Grindstaff, Jake Sluder, Daniel Morley, Mike Testerman and Dennis Testerman. Honorary pallbearers were Emery Blevins, Kenneth Blevins, Wendy Eades, Richard, Tom and Ralph Rosazza, and Kelly Deel.
Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday September 24, 2014 at 11 am from the Shady Valley Memorial Gardens. Everyone is asked to assemble at 10:45 a.m.  
Flowers are appreciated or for those who wish memorials may be made to the Victory Chapel Baptist Church 1059 Orchard Road, Shady Valley, Tennessee.
The family would like to express a special thank you to both the staff of Mountain City Care Center and the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
Online condolences may be sent to the family thru our website huxlipfordfh.com Professional services for Letha Sluder are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 West Main Street, Mountain City, Tennessee.