Ruth Murray Fender, age 94 of Laurel Springs, NC passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 at her residence.

She was born December 17, 1924 in Alleghany County to the late Mack and Verdie Osborne Murray. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Reid Eli Fender; two sons, Mack Arthur Fender and Lloyd Glenn Fender; two daughters, Linda Ashley and Marsha Boone; three sisters, Grace Murray, Beulah Absher, Lillie Wyatt; four brothers, Howard Murray, Grady Murray, Kyle Murray, Clifton Murray; son-in-law, Howard Blevins. Ruth loved working in the garden, crocheting, and making quilts.

She is survived by one daughter, Mattie Blevins of Laurel Springs; one son, Robert Fender and wife Rita of Galax, VA; twelve grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Omah Wyatt of Sparta; Ethel Clayville and husband Ronnie of Dover, DE, Mildred Billings of Elkin; special caregivers, Roxanne Arnold, Brenda Garcia, Virginia Cox, Anna Reed; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service to celebrate the life of Ruth at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019 in the chapel of Grandview Memorial Funeral Home with Brother Ed Hall and Brother Dean Adams officiating. Interment will follow at Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home and other times at the home of Mattie Blevins, 5840 Cranberry Creek Road, Laurel Springs, NC 28644.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Medi-Home Hospice of Alleghany, PO Box 1287, Sparta, NC 28675.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Medi-Home Hospice of Alleghany, especially Tracy Walton.

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