Ruth Elizabeth Slaughter

September 23, 1929 – November 5, 2021

Ruth Elizabeth Slaughter, 92, of Mitchell, passed away Friday, November 5, 2021, at her home.

Born September 23, 1929, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of H. LaVern and Dorothy Marie (Wires) Reynolds.  She married William C. “Bill” Sanders on February 16, 1948, and he preceded her in death on August 17, 1948.  On September 23, 1949, she married James Henry Slaughter and he preceded her in death on January 3, 1994.

Ruth had been employed at RCA, Keane’s Insurance, and retired from the fabric department at Ben Franklin.  She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, mowing the lawn, and her cat, Miss Kitty.  Later in life, puzzles, word searches, and watching game shows became her hobby.   Ruth was a very loving, kind, and generous mother, whom we lost and God gained an angel.  She was the oldest member of Fishing Creek Chapel.

Survivors include her daughters, Sharon (David) Williams of Mitchell, Martha (Michael) Young of Unionville, Cheryl A. (Gary) White of Mitchell; grandchildren, Shelley P. (fiancé Scott Nickell) Tow, Amanda D. (Scott) Safford, Christopher B. (Brandi) Slaughter, Michael K. (Deana) Young, Jr., Amy M. (fiancé Curt Curry) Young, Gary W. (Christi Ramsey) White, Jr., Joseph A. (Laci) White, Mark A. (Michele) Williams, Melissa A. (Kevin) Tanksley, and Marcy A. (Tony) Ellis; 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren

Her parents; husbands; son, Ronald W. Slaughter; granddaughter, Whitney Dawn Smith; and brothers, Curtis E. Reynolds and William Reynolds, preceded her in death.

The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Kyle Stewart officiating.  The burial will be Talbott Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts can be made in Ruth’s memory to  Fishing Creek Chapel or Talbott Cemetery Association.

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