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1940 Mary 2023

Mary Lane Ralston

September 10, 1940 — February 21, 2023

Cedar Grove Community of Bedford County, TN

Mrs. Mary Lane Ralston, age 82, of the Cedar Grove Community in Bedford County, TN, died on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 in Shelbyville, TN.  She was born in Shelbyville, TN and was a daughter of the late Robert Allen Lane, Sr. and Mamie Louise Pruitt Lane.  Mrs. Ralston was a homemaker, school bus driver, teacher’s assistant, and a farmer.  She was a member of Rocky Glade Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a graduate of Shelbyville Central High School.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Andrew Ralston in 2019, and her siblings, Viola Moore, Robert Allen Lane, Jr., Nancy Louise Thomas, Charles D. Lane, Phillip Fisher Lane, Dorothy Parker, Omar Lane, and Jakie Cartwright Lane.

Mrs. Mary enjoyed flowers, working puzzles, cooking, but most of all she loved her family and being with them.

Mrs. Ralston is survived by her children, Mary Frances (Jimmy) Jarrell of the Cedar Grove Community, James (Cherry) Ralston of the Cedar Grove Community, Robert (Carla) Ralston of Shelbyville, TN; grandchildren, Aaron (Jeanie) Jarrell, Stone Ralston, Gage Ralston, Levi Ralston; great grandchildren, Austin Jarrell and Jacie Jarrell; sisters, Ina Molder of Bell Buckle, TN, Jane Crowell of Shelbyville, TN; brother, Andrew Lane of Shelbyville, TN.

Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 from 4 PM until 8 PM at Lawrence Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM on Thursday, February 23, 2023 from the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Reed officiating.  Interment will follow at the Joyce-Epperson-Ralston Cemetery in the Cedar Grove Community of Bedford County, TN.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Joyce-Epperson-Ralston Cemetery Fund, c/o Bookkeeping Plus, P.O. Box 1628, Shelbyville, TN 37162.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

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