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Ruth Davis Martin

February 13, 1925 January 5, 2019
Ruth Davis Martin
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Obituary for Ruth Davis Martin

Ruth Davis Martin, 93, of Waynesboro and formerly of Collinsville, Virginia, passed away January 5, 2019 at Waynesboro Manor Assisted Living. She was born in Martinsville on February 13, 1925, the daughter of the late George Leonard Davis and Mary Stultz Davis. She was also predeceased by her husband, Archie Curtis Martin and a sister, Belva Cochran.

Ruth is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann Martin and William Frank Pannill of Waynesboro, Virginia. Additional survivors include a niece, Lois Cochran Prillaman, a great-niece, and a number of great-nephews.

After more than a decade in retail sales at the former Leggett Department Store in downtown Martinsville, Ruth settled into her lifelong vocation as a devoted and loving wife and mother. She and Curtis enjoyed 57 years of marriage before his death in 2008. As a couple, they loved to travel, garden, and spend time with their daughter and son-in-law in Waynesboro.

Ruth was a charter member of First Presbyterian Church of Collinsville, where she loved to sing in the choir. Beginning as a member of Kate Anderson Presbyterian Church (the mother church of First Presbyterian of Collinsville) when she was a young girl, Ruth sang in the choir for over 70 years before moving to Stuarts Draft Retirement Community at the age of 87. At her new home, she continued her love of music, still learning new tunes on the piano--which she played by ear--and entertaining her fellow residents at SDRC into her nineties. In 2017, due to failing health, Ruth moved to Waynesboro Manor Assisted Living. The family would like to extend its sincere appreciation to the staff at Waynesboro Manor and to the Hospice of the Shenandoah for the loving care shown to Ruth in her final days.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Collinsville with the Reverend John Wiederholt officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Burial Park. The family will receive friends forty-five minutes prior to the service. Contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Collinsville, PO Box 655, Collinsville VA 24078.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Martinsville, VA is serving the Martin family. Online condolences can be made at www.norrisfuneral.com.


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Visitation

Wednesday

9

Jan

10:45 AM 1/9/2019 10:45:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1/9/2019 11:30:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church of Collinsville

4500 Kings Mountain Road
Collinsville, VA 24078

First Presbyterian Church of Collinsville
4500 Kings Mountain Road Collinsville 24078 VA
United States

Funeral

Wednesday

9

Jan

11:30 AM 1/9/2019 11:30:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church of Collinsville

4500 Kings Mountain Road
Collinsville, VA 24078

First Presbyterian Church of Collinsville
4500 Kings Mountain Road Collinsville 24078 VA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Roselawn Burial Park Final Resting Place

103 Clearview Dr.
Martinsville, VA 24112

103 Clearview Dr. Martinsville 24112 VA
United States

Memorial Contribution

First Presbyterian Church of Collinsville

4500 Kings Mountain Road
Collinsville, VA 24078
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