Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 21, 2013

Ruth Ola Reid


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

ABB’S VALLEY, Va. — Ruth Ola Reid

ABB’S VALLEY, Va. — Ruth Ola Reid, 79, was called home by her Lord on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital.

She was born on July 23, 1933, in Horsepen, Va., to Grat and Gertrude Rider. Among the many contributions Mrs. Ruth Reid selflessly made to her community she served as the treasurer to the Pocahontas High School Band for a number of years, labored as an election official faithfully for the Abb’s Valley precinct and was an avid member of Rescue 945. She was a member of the Princeton Moose Lodge No. 1521 WOTM Chapter 355 and fulfilled the duty of senior regent from 1993-94. She and her late husband owned and operated the Meadowview Lane Greenhouse in Abb’s Valley, Va. She was a member of and attended Abb’s Valley Baptist Church and served as a representative to the Bland Ministry Center. She was a beloved mother and homemaker and will be dearly missed.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Garnet Reid, her brothers, Thomas Grat “Bud” Rider, Jr., Bill Rider, and her son, Thomas “Tom” Reid.

She will be lovingly remembered by her surviving family members including her faithful brother, Donnie Rider of Mooresville, N.C.; her loyal sons, Darrel Reid and wife Faye of Waldorf, Md., Rodney Reid and wife Sarah of Bluefield, Va., James Reid and wife TJ of Invernes, Fla., and daughter-in-law Dianna Reid; her blessed grandchildren Kelly and wife Jennifer Reid, Joshua Reid, Jason Reid, Chris Reid, Colleen Reid, Jennifer Reid, and step-grandson, Joseph; and her precious great-grandchildren Ivy Reid, Keilan Reid, Patrick Lambert and Edgar Reid Selway; and her patient caregiver, Diane Wright.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Abb’s Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va. Family and friends may call Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Rodriguez Funeral Home in Pocahontas, Va. Pallbearers will be Kelly Reid, Josh Reid, Chris Reid, Jason Reid, Patrick Lambert and Donny Wright. The Rodriguez Funeral Home in Pocahontas, Va., is serving the Reid family.

For more information, or to have the funeral home pass along your condolences, visit www.RodriguezFuneral.com