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Ruth Ellen Metz, 60, of Russell, loving wife of Randall Metz, died Monday in King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, following a short illness.
She was born Feb. 14, 1957, in Clarksburg, W.Va., a daughter of Ellen Ashcraft Powell of Sardis, Ohio and the late George Powell.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Guy Powell; and a grandson.
Ruth was a faithful member of West Russell Christian Baptist Church and enjoyed her fellowship with the church family. Ruth 'practiced what she preached' and put the Lord first in all things.
In addition to her husband, Randall, she is survived by three daughters, Angie Ramsey of Flatwoods, Laura Metz of Russell and Stephanie Miller and husband B.J. of Flatwoods; three brothers, Allen, Junior and Gene Powell, all of Sardis, Ohio; two sisters, Pam Edgell of Sardis, Ohio and Diane Davis of Alabama; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017, at West Russell Christian Baptist Church with Pastor Vernon Loar officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland.
Visitation will be from 6to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Preston Family Funeral Home in Ashland.
Contributions may be made in Ruth's memory to West Russell Christian Baptist Church, 431 Etna St., Russell, Kentucky 41169.
Published on April 4, 2017
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