Johnnie Ruth Herron, 71, of Beckley passed away Monday, June 18, 2007.

She was born Sept. 29, 1935, to the late Carl and Virdie Bar-ker.

Known as Ruth to friends and family, she enjoyed spending time with her fami-ly, being close to her grandson and spending time with her church. Ruth was a graduate of Glen Rogers High School and retired from the U.S. Postal Service with 20 years of service.

In addition to her parents, Ruth is preceded in death by husband, Raymon Herron.

Those left to cherish her memory include a son, Jeffery Herron and wife, Patricia, of Dallas, N.C.; a grandson, Christopher Matthew Herron of Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Agnes Marshall of Beckley and Patricia Beers of Debarry, Fla.; brothers, Jerry Barker and Kenneth Barker, both of Beckley.

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. today, Thursday, June 21, 2007, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Packs Branch Baptist Church, Rt. 1 Box 28, Mt. Hope, WV 25880.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Dr., Beckley.

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