Ruth Key
August 8, 1936 -
December 22, 2015

Visitation

December 26, 2015
5-8 PM

Service 

December 27, 2015
3 PM

Interment

Obituary

Graveside services for Ruth Key, age 79 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Sunday December 27, 2015 at 3 p.m. at Lincoln Cemetery with Rev. Charles Jones officiating. Mrs. Key passed away Tuesday December 22, 2015 at Lincoln Care Center.
Mrs. Key was a native of Lincoln County and the daughter of the late Clarence Earlie and Fannie Ray Gatlin and was retired from the Boeing Company in Huntsville.
She is survived by her daughter Christy Gattis and husband Brad and grandchildren Lorin and Grant Gattis, A.J. Key and four great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Key was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Key who passed away in 2007 and son Tony Key who passed away in 2004.
Visitation with the family will be Saturday evening December 26, 2015 5-8 p.m. and Sunday December 27, 2015 1-2:30 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge of Nashville or Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital.

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6 Comments

  1. Rickey Honey

    Mrs Ruth and husband both where friends for many years and always made a point to speak to me wherever they saw me and we always had a laugh before we went our ways. Always treasured their friendship.

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  2. Jim mabry

    Christy, I am really sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My mother passed away several years ago and it still hurts. If there is anything I can do,just let me know. Jim

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  3. Cindy Shrader

    It has been an honor to know your mom. She was truly a light in the lives of those who knew her. Now she is a light shining in heaven with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and she is pain free. My thoughts and prayers are always with you and your family.

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  4. Terro James Jenkins III

    I am so sorry for your loss….Our thoughts and prayers……

    I first met Ruth at Boeing in my early career. My father introduced me to Ruth and Clarence. Upon many occasions I had to make travel arrangements with Ruth. She always cut up with me and my father when we would frequent her office. Every time I would see Ruth in the hallway, in the office or in Fayetteville, she would have a wonderful smile on her face. She was a GREAT person to work with and to know. She will be truly missed……

    God Bless………..

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  5. Sandra Ventura

    Christy I’m so sorry for your loss. The few times I got to talk to her, I know she was a sweet woman. I enjoyed talking to you as well. Will miss you and our chats! God bless you!

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  6. Lenace H. Vaughn

    Christy, Brad, and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this tremendously difficult time.
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Reply

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6 Comments

  1. Rickey Honey

    Mrs Ruth and husband both where friends for many years and always made a point to speak to me wherever they saw me and we always had a laugh before we went our ways. Always treasured their friendship.

    Reply
  2. Jim mabry

    Christy, I am really sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My mother passed away several years ago and it still hurts. If there is anything I can do,just let me know. Jim

    Reply
  3. Cindy Shrader

    It has been an honor to know your mom. She was truly a light in the lives of those who knew her. Now she is a light shining in heaven with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and she is pain free. My thoughts and prayers are always with you and your family.

    Reply
  4. Terro James Jenkins III

    I am so sorry for your loss….Our thoughts and prayers……

    I first met Ruth at Boeing in my early career. My father introduced me to Ruth and Clarence. Upon many occasions I had to make travel arrangements with Ruth. She always cut up with me and my father when we would frequent her office. Every time I would see Ruth in the hallway, in the office or in Fayetteville, she would have a wonderful smile on her face. She was a GREAT person to work with and to know. She will be truly missed……

    God Bless………..

    Reply
  5. Sandra Ventura

    Christy I’m so sorry for your loss. The few times I got to talk to her, I know she was a sweet woman. I enjoyed talking to you as well. Will miss you and our chats! God bless you!

    Reply
  6. Lenace H. Vaughn

    Christy, Brad, and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this tremendously difficult time.
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Reply

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