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Ruben Lewis Jr

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By The Staff

Ruben Lewis Jr., 82 of Sparta passed away October 1, 2008, at Gallatin Healthcare facility.

Born August 14, 1926, in Carroll County, he was the son of the late Ruben and Ethel Jackson Lewis and was preceded in death by four siblings, Martha Jane Lehman, and Jesse, Charles and Marvin Lewis. Ruben was a farmer, a truck driver and a member of Jonesville United Methodist Church. He was also a WWII Army Veteran.

Ruben is survived by his wife whom he married on December 21, 1946, Addie Ruth Stewart Lewis; his son, Harold Lewis of Carroll County; his daughter Marlyn Lewis Godby of Midway; his brother, William Lewis of Dayton, Ohio; his sister, Ruby Dean of Williamstown; four grandchildren, Cindy Hedges, Pamela Lewis and Rodney and Bobby Joe Godby; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were held on October 3, 2008, at McDonald & New Funeral Home. Burial was held at Poplar Grove Cemetery. Bro. Jesse Bourne officiated.

Pallbearers were Rodney, Billy Joe and Jamee Godby, Brian Hedges, and Tom and J.T. Olds

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Jonesville United Methodist Church or Hospice of the Bluegrass.