Born 12-7-1909-- Died 9-19-2007
Ruth Deaton, 97, was born Dec. 7, 1909, the daughter of the late Thomas Harrell and Cordia Powell Harrell. She died Sep. 19, 2007, in Nashville, Tenn.
She was a former cafeteria staff employee at the Couch High School in Myrtle, Mo.
She is survived by: seven children, Mary Traw of Mary-land Heighs, Mo., Norene Heineman of Oakland, Ark., Btty Combs of West Plains, Barbara Hoyt of Paducah, Ky., Carol Stephens of Pacific, Mo., Shirley Speer of Paducah, Ky., and John Deaton of Eldon, Mo. 36 grandchildren; 59 great-grand- children; 14 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Porter Harrell of Republic, Mo.; several nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; huband, Willie Deaton; a daughter, Elizabeth Luye; two sons,?J.C. and Jimmy Daton; three sisters; two brothers; and four grandchildren.
Graveside services were held on Sept. 23 at the Thayer Cemetery with arrangements under the directin of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.