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Obituary: Matrie M. Smallwood, 82, retired nurse

Mrs. Smallwood will be buried in Stickney, Illinois

Matrie M. Smallwood, 82, 121 Hidden Ridge Lane, Clinton, TN, formerly of Adair County, KY, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2007, at 12:44am at her home in Clinton, TN.

She was born October 14, 1925, the daughter of the late Hugh and Rutha Thomas Stotts of Adair County and was the widow of James E. Smallwood, who preceded her in death in 1981.

She is survived by the following:
  • Two sons, James Smallwood of the Chance Community, Columbia, KY; and Danny Smallwood and his wife Rita, Bardstown, KY

  • One daughter: Elaine Howard and her husband Ray, Clinton, TN

  • Eleven grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren

  • And a host of other relative and friends
She was preceded in death by one daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Jr. Rogers. A daughter-in-law, Peggy Smallwood, preceded her in death on December 25, 2006, and by one sister, Dorothy Akin, September 24, 2004.

Mrs. Smallwood was a retired nurse.

There will be no local visitation.

Burial will be Monday, November 26, 2007, in the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Stickney, IL.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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