This is the unedited research and genealogical collection of Geneva Suggs Swain donated by her cousin Carroll Ray Ellis.

Mrs. Steward
28 February 1979

       Florence H Steward. 82 died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital after a long illness.  She was a resident of 304 Mitchell St. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Sykes Funeral Chapel by the Rev C .J. Dexter. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
       Mrs. Steward was born in Montgomery County Feb. 22, 1897, daughter of the late Mack Hodge and Alice Merry Hodge her husband. Mannie C. Steward, preceded her in death. She was a member of New Providence Baptist Church.
      Survivors are two sons. Billy and Mannie C. Steward Jr., Clarksville: five daughters. Lena West. Lottie Suiter. Elizabeth Selph. Clarksville, Mildred Cottell, Hendersonville, Martha Lisenbee, Gallatin: three half-brothers, Bobby Hodge,  Norene, Tenn.. William V. Hodge. Fayetteville and Lauren Hodge. Nashville: 27 grandchildren: 22 great-grandchildren: and one great-great-grandchild.
       Pallbearers will be Ray Vaughn. Vin Walkup, James, E. West, Russell Reeves, Freddy West and Billy Cottell.

Submitted by Sandra Stacey

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