NEW HOPE — Jennie Ruth Lawson, 85, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Jennie was a long time member to Long Island Baptist Church in New Hope, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fannie Durham; husband T.L. “Duggan” Lawson; brother, Lee Carlos “Buddy” Leek. Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Paul (Carolyn) Lawson and Mike Lawson; daughter, Rhonda Lawson; grandchildren, Michelle Clepper and Charles Lawson. Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, from 2 to 8 p.m. CST and Friday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. CST. Funeral services will be conducted from the Tate Funeral Home Chapel Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at 1 p.m. CST with Bro. Doyle Chamblee Officiating. Interment will follow at the New Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by Tate Funeral Home LLC, Jasper, TN, 37347.