Ruth Owen Cornett, 93, of Elk Creek, Va., passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Grayson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Independence, Va.
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She was the widow of G. H. (June) Cornett Jr.
She was born Aug. 19, 1919, at Whitetop, Va., to the late Arthur Greene Owen and Nancy Drucilla Osborne Owen.
Survivors include daughter and husband, Lynda and Woody Wright, their children, Laura Wright Davis, her husband, Jeremy, and their daughter, Hayley and son, Jordan Wright; son and wife, Frank and Zilpha Cornett, their sons, Steve and his five children, Phillip and his three children and Joel Cornett and seven great-grandchildren; daughter, Debbie Owen Miller, her sons, Heath Testerman and one child, Travis Miller and one child and Cody Miller; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 18, 2013, at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel, Independence, Va., with the Rev. Randy Morris officiating. Interment was in New Hope Cemetery, Crossroads Community, Troutdale, Va.
In memory of Ruth, memorials can be made to New Hope Cemetery, c/o Tina Cunningham, 155 Bear Tree Lane, Troutdale, Va. 24378 or Elk Creek Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 130, Elk Creek, Va. 24326 or Elk Creek Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 36, Elk Creek, Va. 24326.
Arrangements were by Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va.
Published in Galax Gazette from Mar. 20 to Mar. 21, 2013