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Ruth Jones Manning

May 23, 1927 — March 25, 2015

Ruth Neely Jones Manning, 87, of Kettle Island, KY, Passed from this life on March 25, 2015.  Born to Basil and Lona Neely on May 23, 1927 in Virginia she was a native of Harlan, KY.  Ruth moved to Knoxville, TN in 1968 where she lived until 2006.  Ruth believed in the Lord with all her heart.

Aside from her parents, Ruth is preceded in death by her first husband, Pearl Jones; her second husband, Dudley Manning; one brother, Glen Paul Neely; granddaughter, Melanie Sturgill; grandson, Jason Sturgill; great-grandson, Marcus Baltimore; and son-in-law, David Baltimore.

Surviving are her children, Henry (Glenda) Jones of TX; Sonny (Barbara) Sturgill, TX; Tony (Cindy) Jones, Knoxville, TN; Marcella Baltimore, Harrogate, TN; Johnnie Sturgill, Harrogate, TN; Louise (Jerry) Goldsberry, Kettle Island, KY; and Donnie James (Hazel) Sturgill.  Also surviving are one sister, Marie Keller of Harlan; a special niece, Doris Ely; great-nephew, Harold Ely; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and one great great-granchild.

Visitation will be Friday, March 27, 2015 from 5:0-8:00 PM in the chapel of Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in the Resthaven Cemetery at Keith, KY.  Johnnie Sturgill, Jerry Goldsberry, David Lee Baltimore, Harold Ely, Billy Wayne Hensley, Jacob Smith, Denny Smith, and Henry Jones will serve as pallbearers.

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