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Ruth Barnes Thurman

August 31, 1919 ~ September 6, 2017 (age 98)

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September 9, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lotz Funeral Home Vinton
305 E. Washington Ave
Vinton, VA 24179


Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens

Roanoke, VA

Ruth Barnes Thurman, 98, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017. She was predeceased by her loving husband of almost 50 years, John Aaron Thurman; parents, Edgar and Alice Barnes; sister, Sadie, and brothers, Edgar, Jr. and Marvin Barnes.

Surviving family includes a special nephew, niece and great niece, James, Judy, and Rita Thurman (caregivers); a host of nieces and nephews; special neighbors, Eunice and Hank Odum, Stuart Thomason, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Thomason, Sr.; long-time friend Ann Scruggs and daughter, Debbie. Special thanks are given to Matthew, Deborah and Christy with Heartland Hospice for their loving care of Aunt Ruth.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 6-8 PM at the Lotz Funeral Home in Vinton. Services will be private. Online condolences may be made at
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