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Thelma Eldridge dies in Tenn.



Thelma Jean Eldridge, 70, died December 2 at her home in Maynardville, Tenn.

Born in Perry County, she was a daughter of the late Lige and Katie Bowling Smith. She was a sister of the late Tom Smith, Astor Bowling, Carlos Smith, David Smith, Lloyd Smith and Beatrice Sparkman.

She was a member of Rockvine Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Bobby Eldridge; three daughters, Anna Mosley of Ohio; Anita Jewell and husband Gregory of Tennessee, and Patricia Widner and husband Robert of Tennessee; a son, Michael Eldridge and wife Ruth Ann of Cornettsville; two brothers, Noah Smith and William Pearl Smith; a sister, Christine Pratt; 11 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held December 6 at Rockvine Baptist Church in Partridge. Burial was in the Halcomb Smith Cemetery in Little Leatherwood.



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