Funeral services for Martha Ruth Light, 96, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at the Roscoe Church of Christ with Dan Boren and Doug Crum officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation was held Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, from 6-8 p.m., at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Light died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
She was born April 7, 1915 in Mitchell County, Texas. She married Leland “Runt” Light on April 5, 1947, in Hermleigh, Texas. Ruth attended Wastella Schools and lived in Nolan and Mitchell Counties all her life. She attended beauty school in Abilene and worked for Clara Wetsel and Charity Stroble Bullock in their beauty shops as a beautician for many years. She was also a housewife and farm wife and was a member of the Roscoe Church of Christ.
Survivors include her daughter, Schylon Boyd and husband Arthur Ray of Sweetwater; granddaughters, Sabrina Bishop and husband Paul of Roscoe and Sharessa Garrett of Sweetwater; great-granddaughter, Skye “Skye Baby” Bishop of Roscoe; sister, Ruby Parker of Roscoe; brother, Wayne Hagood of Sweetwater; special friend, Tammy Knowlton; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leland “Runt” Light on Dec. 26, 1992; son-in-law Kenneth Garrett on May 19, 1997; two sisters, Blanche Ince and Melba Hackfeld and three brothers, Melvin, Howard and Clyde Hagood.
Pallbearers will be Autry Hardy, Monte Barnes, Kim Alexander, Mike Alexander, Paul Bishop and Wes Bishop.
Honorary Pallbearers are all the nurses and CNAs at Sweetwater Healthcare Center, Dr. George Lindsay and Cheryl Kelley, PA.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com .