Obituary of Mary Ruth Dutton Vaught
JOHNSON CITY. Tenn. / MARION, Va.
Mary Ruth Dutton Vaught, age 91, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020 at Colonial Hill Retirement Center, Johnson City, Tenn.
Mary Ruth was a true lady, perfectionist, and hard worker for many years at the First National Exchange Bank. A wonderful homemaker, impeccable seamstress, making the MSHS majorette uniforms for many years, and loving grandmother to the ones who called her Granny. When she wasn’t working or with family – she enjoyed time in the garden or canning in the kitchen. Mary Ruth loved her Lord and was a life long member, and treasurer for 50 years at the Fulton Methodist Church. She loved the beach and was always the first up to pick up shells. Mary Ruth will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J. J. Vaught; parents, George Greek and Stella Mae Dutton; sister, Helen Elizabeth Dutton Reedy; and brother, George Willard Dutton.
Mary Ruth is survived by her daughters, Judy Vaught Lawrence and husband, Bobby of Marion, Va., and Jamie Vaught Palmer of Blountville, Tenn.; sister, June Tibbs of Marion, Va.; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
The family would like to thank Hannah Johnson and Tonya Brown for their care and help in these last few months.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Reverend Brian Cregger officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 12 noon until 1 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel.
To share memories of Mary Ruth Dutton Vaught, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Mary Ruth’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.