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Bessie Smotherman Stroud

Christiana - Bessie Smotherman Stroud , age 86 of Nashville, TN., departed this life on Monday, August 6, 2018. She was born in Christiana, TN. on September 18,1931. She was the 7th of 10 children born to Charlie and Lucy Ann Morgan-Smotherman. She graduated from Clark Training School in Mt. Pleasant, TN and attended Tennessee State University. She relocated to Cincinnati, OH, attended nursing school and married James Stroud and raised her family. She worked as a nurse for 50 years and retired from Trevecca Nursing Home in Nashville as a charge nurse after 10 years of service. She also owned a beauty salon in Cincinnati, OH and was a successful and award winning cosmetologist. Bessie Smotherman Stroud was well loved by her family and was preceded in eternity by her parents, husband, five brothers, two sisters, two step-sons and her oldest and beloved granddaughter. She is survived by two sisters, Respy Robinson of Murfreesboro, TN and Katherine Claude of Mt. Pleasant, TN and her three children, Tonya Stroud Cincinnati, OH, Sidney Smotherman Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Quanda Stroud, Atlanta, GA, as well as a host of beloved nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services for Mrs. Stroud will be held Saturday, August 11th at New Beginnings Christian Center 3475 Bradyville Pike, Murfreesboro, Visitation beginning at 1:00 pm with Funeral to follow at 2:00 pm, Burial at the Lovvorn Cemetery in the Barfield Community. Services are in the care of Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro (615) 494-5001 www.nelsonandsons.net
Published in The Daily News Journal on Aug. 11, 2018
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