Ila Mae Howell Lothridge Slate, 85

LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 16 in the Partlow Chapel for Ms. Slate, 85, of Lebanon. Owner of Southland Restaurant, Old Hickory Restaurant and a former waitress at Cherokee Steak House, she died Monday Dec. 14, 2009 in the Cedars Health Care Center.

Ms. Slate was a member of Barren River Baptist Church. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Partlow Funeral Chapel. Services will be conducted by Dr. Larry Locke. Interment will follow at Barren River Baptist Church Cemetery in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Survivors include: son Tommy (Pam) Lothridge; grandchildren Lorie (Paul) Freitas of Florida and William (Michelle) Davis of Alabama; great grandchildren Rowan Freitas, Savannah and Sawyer Davis as well as numerous cousins.

She is preceded in death by parents Chester and Nannie Mae Hudson Howell; son Michael Douglas Slate; brother James H. Howell; uncle and aunt Gilbert and Mattie Kinser.
Friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Ms. Slate’s memory to the College Hills Church of Christ Library, 1401 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, 37087.

Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.