Public viewing for Deacon Stewart was from 1-6 p.m.; visitation with family was held on Sunday, Sept. 29 at the Smith Brothers Funeral Home from 4-6 p.m. On Monday, Sept. 30, the remains lay in state at Rutland Baptist Church, 800 Rutland Dr., Mt. Juliet at 10 a.m. Family Visitation was at 11 a.m. with funeral to follow at 12 p.m. Pastor Stanley Southall, Eulogist and Pastor Leslie O. Davis officiated. Interment was in Rutland Cemetery.
Deacon Stewart, 94, of Mt. Juliet, died Sept. 25, 2013.
He is survived by wife of 74 years, Beatrice Stewart; children, Mary Jo Clemmons and Clarence Eugene (Billie Ann) Stewart; daughter-in-law, E. Arlene Stewart; cousin, Annie Ridley; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous relatives and friends.
The family appreciates the care provided by all physicians and the staff of Mt. Juliet Healthcare Center.