December 13, 1922 - May 17, 2015
Ruth Roberta Childress Hayden, 92, of Bristol, Virginia went to be with the Lord, Jesus Christ, Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the home of her daughter, Caroline Robinson, where she resided the past three years. She was born in Lebanon, VA on December 13, 1922 a daughter of the late Charles Edward and Margaret Mitchell Childress. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Ivan Hayden; a daughter, Linda Bright; sisters, Annie Joyce Houser, Myrtle Lee Lewis, Juanita Burke, and Beulah Harrison; and brothers, Charles Edgar Childress, Robert Franklin Childress, Homer L.Childress, and James Lindburg Childress. She was a charter member of Scenic Park Baptist Church and attended Fellowship Chapel since residing with her daughter. She loved her church and held many church offices. She was a member of Wallace Road Homemakers Extension Club for 40+ years and was awarded Homemaker of the Year. Her hobbies included needle point, silk flower making, baking and spending time with family and friends. She was a five generation grandmother times two. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Caroline Hayden Robinson of Bristol, VA; sister, Virginia Stout of Bristol, VA; grandchildren, Angela Robinson Woodby and husband E.A., Buffy Robinson Horne and husband Jason, Lesley Robinson Bullock and husband Greg, all of Bristol, VA, Kimberly Harper Creed and husband John of Franklin, TN, and Melissa Harper Luttrell of Bristol, VA; great grandchildren, Courtney Christian Burton, Crystal Bullock Belcher, Daulton Bishop Horne, Casey Creed Miller, Lindsey Creed Palazzi, and Tyler Campbell; great great grandchildren, Grayson Miller, Karterbeth Paige Burton, and Camden Daniel Belcher; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Schrenker, Dr. Thompson, nurse, Vera and nurse's aide, Mercedes of Caris Health Care. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Blevins Funeral & Cremation Services, 417 Lee St., Bristol, VA. Friends may also call at the residence of Caroline Robinson, 6340 Gate City Hwy, Bristol, VA at anytime. The funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 pm Thursday, May 21, 2015 in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Charlie Jones and Pastor Scott Price officiating. The committal service and interment will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2015 at Mountain View Cemetery in Bristol, VA. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Stout, Tony Stout, Jason Horne, Greg Bullock, E.A. Woodby, Tyler Belcher, Michael Meade, and Rodney Boyd. Honorary Pallbearers will be Cecil Mumpower, Bob Mumpower, Ron Gilbert, grandsons, great grandsons, and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.
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