Cecil C. Steward – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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Cecil C. Steward was born April 17, 1923 in Savannah, TN the son of the late Jessie Newton and Emma Rebecca Irvin Steward.

He was united in marriage to Bertha Mae Briggs on October 24, 1942.

Mr. Steward was a farmer and a carpenter, and was a member of the Olive Hill Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for fifty-one years. He also served his country in the United States Army. Some of his pastimes were singing and playing the guitar and harmonica, both of which he could play at the same time. He loved to joke around and never got too serious about things, always looking on the bright side of life. Mr. Steward loved spending time with his wife of nearly 70 years, his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Mr. Steward departed this life on September 15, 2012 in Ramer, Tennessee at the age of 89 Years, 4 Months, 29 Days. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Mae (Briggs) Steward of Guys TN; two daughters, Edna Prather of Selmer, TN and Martha Jones and husband John Paul of Guys, TN; a son, Ray Steward and wife Kathleen of Guys, TN; two sisters, Mary Bell Schweiker of Saint Charles, MO and Francis Jacobs of Mineola, TX; seven grandchildren: Jere Turner, Jason Whitaker, Jennifer Wilson, Timothy Prather, Jessie Steward, Joey Bowen, and Jimmy Bowen; twelve great-grandchildren: Tyler Wilson, Destiny Wilson, Jacob Whitaker, Isaac Whitaker, Autumn Bowen, Hayze Bowen, Loren Turner, Alex Turner, Easton Bowen, Jack Prather, Caroline Prather, and John-Thomas Bowen.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Steward was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jerry Wayne Prather.

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