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Mrs. Ruth C. Shortt, age 79, of Claypool Hill, VA passed away Saturday October 28, 2017 at the Commonwealth Memory Care at Claypool Hill, VA following an extended illness.
Born at Red Ash, VA she was the daughter of the late Clarence (Buck) Johnson and Exie Ball Johnson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four brothers Harold Cline, Roger Johnson, Johnny Johnson and Marvin Cline.
Mrs. Shortt is survived by three children: Sandora (Sandi) Whited & husband Allen of Raven, VA; Sharlene Griffith & husband Glen of Swords Creek, VA and Tommy Allen Shortt of Claypool Hill, VA; two brothers Otis Johnson of Raven, VA and Bobby Johnson & wife Marie of Raven, VA; six sisters Ann Absher of Raven, VA; Lois Mays of Swords Creek, VA; Maxine Ward of Raven, VA; Betty Lawson of Richlands, VA; Lucille Sisk & husband James of Claypool Hill, VA and Peggy Cole and husband Don of Compton Mountain, VA; four grandchildren Nick Whited & wife Maria; Tina Griffith; Joanie Dales & husband Dennis and Kelli Coxton; two great grandchildren Kaylee Yates and Taylor Jade Coxton; many nieces, nephews and friends also survive.
The Family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Monday October 30, 2017 at the Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff, VA.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 A.M. Tuesday Oct. 31, 2017 at the Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff, VA with Rev. Rick Cole and Wayne Ward officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens Cemetery at Claypool Hill, VA. Family and Friends will serve as Pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry, 106 Veterans Drive, Richlands, VA 24641.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Legacy Hospice and Commonwealth Memory Care for their kindness and support to Mrs. Shortt and her family.
Online condolences can be made to the family by going to www.SingletonFuneralService.com
Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff, VA is serving the family of Ruth C. Shortt.
Published on October 29, 2017
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