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Mrs. Ruth Lewis Stamper, age 90, of Carter City, went home to be with the Lord Sunday morning, July 24, 2016 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
She was born Jan. 28, 1926, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Martin S. and Beatrice "Pet" Smith Lewis.
Ruth was a homemaker and loving mother, and grandmother. She was a devout Christian and a 67 year member of the Smith Creek Holiness Church. She loved going to church, singing, gardening, and spending time with family and friends, especially the grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Raymond Stamper; three brothers, Homer Lewis, Edward Lewis, and Martin Lewis Jr.; and three sisters, Chloanna Lewis, Juanita Frazier, and Kathleen Mullins.
Ruth is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Donald Ray and Gail Stamper of Carter City; one daughter, Anna Mae Ayers of Phoenix, Arizona; three grandchildren, Annette (Mike, Sr.) Blakley of Phoenix, Arizona, Donnetta (Brian) Roe of Carter City, and Billy (Stacy) Stamper of Grayson; five great grandchildren, Michael Blakley, Zachary Blakley, Donovan Roe, Brodey Stamper, and Josie Stamper; One great-great grandchild, Rylee Blakley; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Betty and Howard Gene Frazier of Ashland, and Mary Zornes of Dayton, Ohio. She also leaves many other family members, her church family, friends and neighbors who will sadly mourn her passing.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Grayson Funeral Home in Grayson, with Brother Bill Burnett, Brother Eddie Porter, and Brother Russell Burnett officiating. Burial will follow in the Richardson Family Cemetery on Smith Creek in Carter County.
Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, and until the service hour on Wednesday at Grayson Funeral Home, 49 McCoy Road, Grayson, Kentucky 41143.
Brian Roe, Donovan Roe, Billy Stamper, Brodey Stamper, Michael Blakley, and Zachary Blakley will serve as pallbearers.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.graysonfh.com
Published on July 26, 2016
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