In loving memory of Ella Ruth Woolwine Jones, 96, of Blacksburg, Va., who passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. She was born on August 16, 1916, to the late George William (Willie) and Fannie Bane Woolwine. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Lee Jones; an infant daughter, Genevive; one brother, Sidney Woolwine; and five sisters, Lexi Odum, Pansy Linkous, Hazel Jones, Annie Woolwine, and Charlsie Woolwine. Left to cherish her memory is god child, Natasha Lynn Shelor Early; special nephew and wife, Rex and Doris Shelor; and two special nieces, Thelma Shelor, and Kathy Bennett, who took care of her the last years of her life. She is also survived by numerous other nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and friends.
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She was a member of the Merrimac Pentecostal Holiness Church for 70 years, and a member of the Women's Auxiliary for 50 years. The family would like to thank the staff at Kroontje Health Care Facility for all their love and care of "Miss Ruthie." Also thank you to Dr. Lucian Robinson for years of serving her physical needs.
The family will receive friends on Friday, March 8, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Merrimac Pentecostal Holiness Church, Blacksburg with the Rev. Jerry Sloss, the Rev. Glennard Quesenberry, and the Rev. Larry Christopher officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg. Online condolences may be left at www.hornefuneralservice.com.
Published in Roanoke Times from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2013