Ruth Belle Hale Neugent, 96, of Elk Creek, Va., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Grayson Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Independence.
She was born July 2, 1916, at Elk Creek to the late George Hale and Amanda Brown Hale.
She was the widow of Wade Neugent.
Survivors include her daughter, Ruth Hall of Galax, Va.; son and wife, Wade Jr., and Sue Neugent of Elk Creek, Va.; and granddaughter, Molly Hall of Galax, Va.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the Lebanon United Methodist Church, Elk Creek, Va. Interment will be in Jerusalem Cemetery. Dr. Sidney Harvey and the Rev. Jimmy Hall are officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour preceding the service at other times at the home of Wade Jr. and Sue Neugent, 1001 Stone's Chapel Road, Elk Creek, Va.
Flowers appreciated or memorials to the Jerusalem Cemetery, P. O. Box 716, Galax, Va. 24333 or Elk Creek Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 130, Elk Creek, Va. 24326.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va., is serving the family.