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Ruth Lucille (Lucy) Waite Gregory, age 83, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 18, 2017, after a lengthy illness. She was born on June 21, 1933, in Aberdeen, Miss., to Kirk and Lucille (Crenshaw) Waite. In 1950 she married James Edward (Ed) Gregory.

In 1959 the young couple and their family moved to Shelbyville. Lucy had a lengthy career in the accounting department at Duck River Electric, retiring in 1998. Ed and Lucy enjoyed gardening and following the Shelbyville Eaglette girls’ basketball team.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years and her brothers, Kirk Waite, Jr. and Lem Waite.

Mrs. Gregory is survived by her children: Ed (Carolyn) Gregory of Hendersonville, Sharon (Gary Trail) Brown of Smyrna, Mike (Lisa) Gregory of Shelbyville; 10 grandchildren: Chris Gregory of Hartsville, Kelly (Amanda) Gregory of Gallatin, Carrie Hackney; Emily (Tim Choate) of Chesapeake, VA, Ashley (Bryce Brisco) McWhirter of West Fork, AR; Michael (Amy) Gregory of Shelbyville, Jennifer (Jeffrey) Wiser of Shelbyville, Cindy (Andrew) Stickler of Shelbyville, Matt Gregory of Bell Buckle, Calli Gregory of Shelbyville; 11 great-grandchildren: Jay Gregory, Brooklyn Parker, Beth Ferrell, Gracie Choate, Mattie Gregory, Maddox Gregory, Miccah Gregory, Hunter Elliott, Nicholas Wiser, Austin Stickler, Ethan Stickler; 1 great-great grandchild: Christian Lastfogel.

A celebration of Mrs. Gregory’s life will be held at Doak-Howell Funeral Home in Shelbyville, on Thursday, Feb. 23, at noon, officiated by Bro. Dave Turner.

Interment will be on Sunday, March 5, at 2 p.m. at Hazel Cemetery, Bell Buckle, TN.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Dementia Society of America, Avalon Hospice of Murfreesboro, or a charity of your choice.