Ruth P. Saunders

Published 4:04 pm Monday, October 22, 2018

CARRSVILLE — Ruth Powell Saunders, 78, widow of L.W. “Billy” Saunders Jr. passed away on Oct. 17, 2018, in her home.

Ruth was raised on Oak Grove Farm in Ivor, Virginia, and was a daughter of the late G.C. and Christelle P. Powell.

Ruth was a homemaker and one of the founding members of the Carrsville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, John W. Saunders (Lori Burgess and her children, Tyler Burgess and Madeline Burgess;) brother, George C. Powell III (Donna;) sister, Virginia P. Britt (Russell;) two grandchildren, Ashley S. Pearce (Allen) and Matthew P. Saunders (Haley); two great-grandchildren, Brynden M. Pearce and Branch E. Pearce; aunt Charlotte Price; and many nieces and nephews.

The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Wright Funeral Home, Franklin. Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home one hour prior to the service.