Oxford, Ruth

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Services for Ruth Oxford will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Hilliard Funeral Home with Dwight Lawson officiating. She will be laid to rest at Haven of Memories Cemetery, Canton.

LaRuth Rucker Carter Oxford was born April 7, 1925 in Grand Saline, Texas and passed away at the age of 90 on January 13, 2016. Ruth had been a resident of the Van/Grand Saline area all of her life. She was a member of Van Church of Christ and worked as a beautician for many years.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gerald Carter; husband, Kenneth Oxford; father, Ernest Rucker; and mother, Sally Hollowell Rucker Gandy.

Survivors include her two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill & Donna Carter of Hideaway, and Ronnie & Jan Carter of Van; sister, Bernice Dean of Garland; ten grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.

If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701, or Children’s Emergency Family Relief Fund, c/o Fruitvale Church of Christ, 301 VZCR 1110, Fruitvale, TX 75127.


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