Lillie Jane Braden Bullard of Speedwell entered into eternal rest on September 26, 2020. Born on September 9, 1920, she lived her life contently and with purpose, always offering quiet conversation and a full plate of food to strangers and friends who visited her on her farm. She recently celebrated her 100th birthday, and was the oldest member of Cawood United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy F. Bullard, to whom she was married sixty-seven years. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her siblings, William (Willie) Braden, Matilda (Tilda) Braden Sparks, Ruth Lynch Edwards, and Kate Braden Lynch.

She is survived by four generations of her family, all of whom feel truly grateful to have had her with us for so long. She is survived by her daughter, Mildred Bullard Asbury, of LaFollette and son, John F. Bullard and Patsy Bullard, of Speedwell. Her grandchildren: Tim Bullard, and wife, Melanie, and Angie Evans, and husband, Richard, all of Speedwell; Dr. Kara Asbury of Scottsdale, Arizona; and Dr. Susan Asbury, and husband, Brian Newsome, of Madison, Georgia; Great-grandchildren: Cord Evans, Shayne Evans, Hannah Bullard, Clarke Bullard, Braden Newsome, and Barrett Newsome. She is also survived by her great-great grandchildren, Simeon and Brinley Evans, Remi, Hudson, and Landon Bullard.

Due to the on-going pandemic, friends may call at their convenience at Cross-Smith Funeral Home on Monday, September 28 from 1:00p.m.-7:00p.m. A graveside service will be held at Braden Cemetery in Speedwell at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 29 with Reverend Ronald Lambert officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Lillie’s memory to Cawood United Methodist Church, Speedwell.

The family wishes to thank several individuals who cared for Lillie in her final years including Terry Wilson, Diane Nelson, Pam Burns, Ruth Draughn, Renee Guy, Dr. Elie Mansour, and the wonderful nursing staff at LaFollette Tennova Healthcare. Their assistance was much appreciated in keeping her comfortable and content in her final days.

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Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

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