Ruth Ball Reed, 89, Mt. Juliet, died May 5.
Reed was a member of First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet where she taught Bible Drill and was a member of WMU. She had been principal of Flat Rock Elementary School and was one of the original kindergarten teachers at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy. Reed was the daughter of the late, Buford Monroe and Myrtle Nancy Williams Bull. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Reed, Jr. and her brother, T.C. Bull.
She is survived by: son, Daniel (Diane) Reed; daughter, Nancy (David) Gares; brother, Robert “Bob” (Jane) Bull; grandchildren, Hypatia (Matt) Steed, Nicholai Reed, Christopher Gares, and Kelsey Gares; great-grandchildren, Harper Reed and Rosalyn Steed; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Thursday, May 8, at Bond Memorial Chapel with Rev. Billie Friel officiating. Interment will follow at Barton Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet Mission Fund, 735 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com.