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Marilynn Marchione
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ACCOVILLE, W.Va. — On Saturday, August 11th, 2012, at the age of 86, Ruth Emmajean Payne Crowder, formerly of Lundale, went home to be with the Lord at her residence after battling a long illness.

Ruth was born August 11th, 1926, and raised in Kincaid. She was a daughter of the late Loronzo Nathan and Laura Belle Payne. Also preceding her in death was her husband of 46 years, William Ralph Crowder; one son, Alfred Devon Crowder; two granddaughters, Angela Jean and Nancy Ann Hopson, and one grandson, Paul Anthony Harmon.

Survivors include eight children, Laura (Max) Lewis of Dover, Dela., Drema (Ken) Cooper of Hinton, Claudia (Larry) Satcher of Cohutta, Ga., Sheila (Tom) Dickerson and Teresa (Harold) Stacy, both of Lundale, Timmy (Diana) Crowder of Lorado, and Rita (Herb) Pruitt of Accoville, with whom she made her home, and Jeff (April) Crowder of Milton; two sisters, Wanda Proctor of Kanawha County and Zelma Price of Georgia; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Ruth was of the Church of God faith and a minister of the Gospel of Christ for many years. She enjoyed playing the guitar and singing for the Lord. She has written many poems down thru the years one of which was “The Buffalo Creek Disaster” but her love and her passion was reading the Bible.

There will be no services upon her request.

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