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Ruth Russell, of Williamsburg, died Sept. 21, 2015, at the age of 72.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Byrd.

Ruth is survived by her husband of 55 years, Larry K. Russell; daughters, Rhonda Russell, Rachel Sinks (Michael) and Rebecca White (Colby); siblings, Betty Powers, John Byrd, Ella Jones, Rosa Edge, Neil “Bud” Byrd, Yates Byrd amd Cecil Byrd; grandchildren, Jessica Flatter, Alan Sinks and Colby and Cara White; and great-grandchildren, Addison and Easton Flatter and Aidan Sinks.

Ruth retired from State Farm Insurance and was a former youth director at Grace Baptist Church where she was a lifelong member.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at Grace Baptist Church, 1013 Penniman Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185, where a service will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at Tolarsville Baptist Church Cemetery, North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Youth Missions and or The Lupus Foundation of America, 1319 F. St. NW Suite 305, Washington, D.C. 20004.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Bucktrout Funeral Home.

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