Mrs. Clio Elliese Slagle of the Bradford Hill Community died peacefully at her Ralph Lane home at 9:23 p.m. Tuesday evening September 24, 2019 at the age of 84 with her family at her bedside. She was pronounced deceased at 10:15 p.m. by HighPoint Hospice of Gallatin.
Mrs. Slagle is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Friday afternoon, September 27, at 3:00 PM. Bro. Jimmy Gregory will officiate. Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Serving as active pallbearers are: Stephen Bane, Nicholas Chaffin, Scott Dickens, Allen Mosley, Anthony Bilbrey, Pedro Rodriguez, Honorary pallbearers are: Jerry Slagle, Steve Slagle and Donnie Slagle.
Visitation will begin on Thursday afternoon from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Friday from 12:00 noon until service time at 3:00 PM.
She was born Clio Elliese Bilbrey in the Whitleyville Community of Jackson County on August 29, 1935 and was one of eleven children of the late James Hobert Bilbrey and Mendy Bea Bilbrey.
Mrs. Slagle was preceded in death by six siblings, Shirley Bilbrey Holliman, Robbie Bilbrey Russell, Mable Bilbrey Fowler, Bobby Bilbrey and two infant siblings.
Also preceding her in death were three grandchildren, Tina Shanell Slagle who died at the age of 15 on May 30, 1992, Scottie Howard Slagle who died at the age of 45 on December 23, 2018, and Michael Lee Bane who died on June 19, 1999 at the age of 20.
In Lebanon on March 10, 1951, Mrs. Slagle was united in marriage to South Carthage native Cecil Ralph Slagle who preceded her in death on Thanksgiving Day November 26, 2009 at the age of 80.
As a young girl, she attended school at Pleasant Shade and was an outstanding basketball player.
Mrs. Slagle was first employed at the former Carthage Shirt Corporation in Carthage and for over twenty five years she was employed at the former Robertshaw Industries in Carthage.
Following retirement from Robertshaw, Mrs. Slagle cooked at the former Turner’s Citgo in South Carthage.
She was saved at a young age at the Church of God and was a member of the New Middleton Baptist Church.
Mrs. Slagle was a lady with a sweet, kind, and forgiving spirit and always found positive character in all with whom she came in contact with.
Her favorite bible verse was the part of II Corinthians 12:9 that says: “My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness.”
Surviving are her six children, Joyce Slagle Bane and husband Hubert of Gordonsville, Buddy Slagle and wife Patricia Bowman Slagle of the Hogans Creek Community, Cathy Slagle Mollart and husband George of Yerington, Nevada, Jackie Slagle and wife Cathy Lynch Slagle of the Pea Ridge Community, Connie Slagle Bowman and husband Jackie of the Bradford Hill Community, Christie Slagle Chaffin and husband Terry of the Bradford Hill Community; four siblings, Sue Bilbrey Lee of Lebanon, James Bilbrey and wife Joyce of Watertown, Sarah Bilbrey Angell of White House, and Tony Bilbrey and wife Linda of Watertown; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Stephen Bane and wife Jenny and their daughters, Stephanie and Hailey, Paul Sumner, Rebecca Schaffner and husband Tyson and their children, Simon, Nathan and Emily, Katie Kelly and husband Justin and their children, Andrew and Grace, Jennifer Sather and husband Charlie and their children, Ruth and Noah, Carolyn Pratt and husband Phillip and their daughter Alice, Jessica Mosely and husband Allen and their children A. J., Cole and Hunter, Justin Bowman and wife Desiree and their son Jonathan, Nicole Silcox and husband Scott and their daughter Raylynn, and great-grandson, Austin Slagle, for a total of ten grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren surviving.