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Elizabeth "Ruth" Henry, 75, of Bentonville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 1, 2009.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal conducted by the Rev. Charles Clinedinst and Pastor Steve Clinedinst. Interment will follow in Bentonville Cemetery.
Mrs. Henry was born April 30, 1934 in Rileyville, VA, daughter of the late Simon and Mamie Bailey Young. She was the fifth child of a family of ten. Ruth was a kind and loving person who loved the Lord and her family. She was preceded in death by her husband Hollis Henry and a companion J.B. Pullen.
She is survived by nine children Debbie Vorous of Front Royal, Simon Henry, Tonya Jenkins, and James Bubby Pullen all of Bentonville, Linda Heidt of Florida, Martha McDonald and Harry Henry of Fort Valley, Hollis Henry of Winchester, and Tammy Breeden of Luray; sixteen grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren, two sisters Juanita Frazier of Luray, and Thelma Foster of Overall, VA; a brother Paul D. Young of Culpepper, VA, and many special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers Aubrey and Edward Young; four sisters Evelyn Gissy, Goldie Parker, Gladys Deavers, and Shelby Henry.
Pallbearers will be Don Smelser, Little Paul Foster, Charles Henry, Ricky Henry, Julian Deavers, Junior Deavers, David Frazier, Robert Vorhees, Steve Foster, and Jason Deavers.
Honorary pallbearers will be the grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tonya Jenkins, 488 Tree Farm Lane, Bentonville, VA, 22610.
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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Nov. 3, 2009