Ruth Florence Garland, 84, Cynthiana, Ky., died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at her residence.
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She was born in Bourbon County, Ky., March 13, 1928 to the late Thomas Cleveland and Katie Lee Sanders Redding. She was a member of Benson United Methodist Church, United Methodist Missionary Women and the Ridge Runners, and was a retired emplyee of Standard Products.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Garland Jr., a daughter, Sandra Stroub, and a sister, Jean Garland.
Survivors include: one son, Robert B. (Rena) Garland III of Harrison County; two daughters, Bobbie Malinda Garland, Cynthiana and Ruby Lee (Larry) Causey, Dry Ridge; her twin sister, Ruby Frances Blackburn, Indiana, and other sisters, Judy (Everett) Johnson, Paris, and Billie Marking, Lexington; two half brothers, Earl Clark Watkins, Richmond and John Riley Watkins, Florida; eight grandchildren, Johnnie Adams, Tony Arrowood, Mary Beth Cummins, Ben Causey, Joshua Causey, David Coakley, Tonya Fryman and Jerry Russell Reed; nine great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 27 at 10 a.m. at Drake-Whaley-McCarty Funeral Home by the Rev. Ray Snyder. Burial will follow the service in Evergreen Memory Gardens, Paris, Ky.
Published in The Cynthiana Democrat on Dec. 27, 2012