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Mary Lou Cain Ard, age 94, of Jasper, FL. passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 at Suwannee Health Care following an illness of some time. Mary Lou was born on May 13, 1923 in Enterprise, AL. to the late Walter and Savannah Butts Cain. She was a resident of Alabama and Leonia, FL. In 1947, she married Luther Ard and in 1955 they moved to Jasper and made it their home for life. Mary Lou owned and operated "Mary's" restaurant which was located in downtown Jasper. She retired from the restaurant in 1966 and took on the role of homemaker full time. Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband Luther in 1976. She was also preceded by her parents and brothers, Marvin Cain and Alto V. Cain. Survivors include her three sons and daughters-in-law, James S. and Margaret Smith, C.L. and Rhonda Smith, and Joe and Martha Ard; one daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Milton Haddock; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter. Graveside services were held on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Evergreen Cemetery in Jasper, FL. with her grandson Zach Daniels officiating. Harry T. Reid Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Published on September 20, 2017
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