Ruth, Gladys Virginia

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Gladys Virginia Ruth, 93, of Blacksburg died, Friday, December 29, 2006, at Montgomery Regional Hospital. She was born in Clarendon, Va. on June 17, 1913 to the late Charles Ashby and Nina Shifflet Clifford.

She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Robert Ruth, a daughter, Dolores Virginia McNally, and a great-grandson, Derek Cornel Wood. She was a member of Gateway Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Leftwich of Elliston; thirteen grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, January 3, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the Gateway Baptist Church with the Rev. Dewey O. Weaver, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Gateway Baptist Church Bus Ministry or Missionaries, 2196 Harding Road, Blacksburg, Va. 24060.

Friends may call anytime after 12 noon Tuesday, and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the McCoy Funeral Home 150 Country Club Drive SW, Blacksburg.