COMMERCE - Virginia Ruth Stowe, 73, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at her residence.
Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Richard and Nancy Clemens Bridges. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Eddie Willard Bridges and Edwin Bridges.
Survivors include her husband, Willard Stowe, Commerce; children, Deb Stowe, Commerce, Angie Minish, Maysville, Janie Johnston, Commerce, and Carol Hill, Commerce; brothers, Julian Bridges and Jimmy Bridges, both of Commerce; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, April 25, at 11 a.m. from the Nicholson Baptist Church with the Revs. Terry Smith and Grady Jordan officiating. Interment will follow in the Jackson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. and at other times at the residence located at 1136 Bolton Gordon Rd. in Commerce. The body will lie in state at the church on Thursday, April 25, from 10:30 until the time of service.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.