Mrs. Ruth McKenzie, age 87 of Marsh Avenue, Trion, passed away Friday, November 20, 2009 in Oakview Nursing and Rehab Center. Mrs. McKenzie was born August 12, 1922 in Chattooga County, GA. She was retired from Riegel Textile Corporation and was a member of the Trion First Baptist Church.
Mrs. McKenzie was preceeded in death by her first husband, Gene Watson and her scoond husband, James Henry McKenzie; son, Richard Watson, father and mother, Homer and Jessie Williams Boyles; sister, Katie Ashe; brother, Reggie Boyles; and step-daughter, Rita Moore.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Charlie Miller of Cornelia, GA; son, Bradley E. Watson, Alabama; step-sons, Ronnie McKenzie of Atlanta, GA and Ritchie McKenzie of Athens, GA; number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several neices and nephews also survived.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, November 24, at 2:00pm from the chapel of the Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Pledger officiating. Interment will be in the Westh Hill Cemetary. Mrs. McKenzie will lie in state Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at the Erwin Petittl Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 12:00 to 2:00pm. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary Pallbearers will be grandsons. Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Rugh McKenzie.