Mrs. Ruth White of Columbia, formerly of Campbellsville, passed peacefully from this life on Friday, January 3, 2020 at the Taylor Regional Hospital. She was born to the late Elmer W. and Lola (Pike) Clark on January 29, 1932, in Taylor County, and was 87 years, 11 months, and 5 days of age. She was a retiree of the United States Department of Agriculture, and a faithful member of Green River Memorial Baptist Church. Mrs. White carried herself with dignity and respect, and engrained a legacy of compassion and love in her children and grandchildren.
She leaves to cherish her memory:
Two children: Doug White and wife Debbie of Columbia, and Chuck White and wife Donna of Greensburg,
Six grandchildren: Caleb White and wife Casie, Brandon White and wife Amanda, Amy Holmes and husband Keith, Joy Fletcher and husband Steven, Jenna Wethington and husband Shannon, and Mollie Tucker and husband Logan,
And a host of other family and friends.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Clark.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Ruth White on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM EST (10:00 AM CST) in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home. Bro. Jamie Bennett will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Green River Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, Jan. 6, from 5:00-8:00 PM EST (4:00-7:00 CST).
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