|Birth: ||Jan. 10, 1911|
|Death: ||Jun. 7, 2009|
Lucile Sturgis, 98, of Union City died 1:25 pm June 7, 2009, at Union City Manor Nursing Home. Graveside services will be 10 am Tuesday at Obion County Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Harold Striker officiating. The family will receive friends at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home 5-7 pm today. Pallbearers will be Ralph Nichols, Dan Nichols, Chase Lyle, Chance Lyle, Jim Thorpe, and Harold Duncan. The family requests that memorials be made to Reelfoot Rural Ministries, 6923 Minnick-Elbridge Road, Obion, TN 38240; or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
She was born Jan. 10, 1911, in Obion County, daughter of the late Walter and Nora (Rummage) Roberts. She married Melvin S. Sturgis on April 22, 1933. He died March 18, 1991.
She had taught in one-room schools for 12 years, with her husband teaching the upper level grades and serving as principal. They moved to the Holman community in 1941 and farmed there until his death. She was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church near South Fulton and had been active in the community.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Peggy June and Ralph Nichols of Mason Hall; her daughter-in-law, Brenda Sturgis of Union City; her sister, Nell Davis of Union City; three grandchildren, Stephanie Sturgis of Dresden, Melissa Lyle of Union City and Dan Nichols of Kenton; and two great-grandchildren, Chance Lyle and Chase Lyle, both of Union City. She was also preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Dan Sturgis, three sisters, and five brothers.
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Melvin Shirley Sturgis (1908 - 1991)*
Obion County Memorial Gardens
Created by: Ms. Clyde
Record added: Jun 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38485731
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