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Virginia Ruth Gresham, 89, of Abingdon, Va., formerly of Grayson, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at the English Meadows Nursing Home. Ruth was born March 28, 1927, in Clinton, Ind., the daughter of the late William A. and Lillie M. Johnson Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Charles Gresham; three brothers, Charles F. Smith, Oakley Smith and Raymond Smith; and four sisters, Pauline Smith Pannell, Mary Smith Rose, Ellen Smith Nalley and Thelma Smith Fryer. Ruth was retired as the Dean of Women at the Kentucky Christian University in Grayson. She attended the Manhattan Christian College in Kansas, was a member of the Oak Grove Church of Christ in Grayson and was active in Women’s Ministry. Her survivors include two sons, Michael R. (Paula) Gresham of Liberty Township, Ohio, and Timothy W. (Susan) Gresham of Abington, Va.; two daughters, Barbara L. (Michael) Bundy of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Janelda R. (Ron) Mitchell of Versailles; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the English Meadows staff; special thanks to Oneta Bollinger, who was more than a friend; Angie Widener, special caregiver; and the Caris Hospice for their loving care of Ruth. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Donald Damron officiating. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to: the Alzheimer’s Association, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205, and the Dr. Charles Gresham Scholarship, 1525 Damron Branch, Grayson KY 41143. (Paid obituary)

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