Ruth Lancaster

WOODLAND – Ruth Alice Davidson Lancaster, 95, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Floy Dyer Manor in Houston. She was born July 19, 1918, in Clay County to John Juette Davidson and Lola Alice Russell Davidson.

She was a housewife and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Houston Funeral Home in Houston with the Rev. Sammy McMillen and the Rev. Wade Mathis officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Woodland. Houston Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her son, Russell and Jo Carolyn Lancaster of Houston; her granddaughters, Carol Lancaster of Houston, Cathy and Chuck Spencer of Woodland, Cindy Lancaster of Houston, and Merry and Dr. Chad Carson of Helena, Ala.; and her great-grandchildren, Charles Wayne Spencer, Kyler Spencer, Faith Carson, Jack Carson and Ava Carson.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Gillespie on July 30, 2013; her husband, Owen Wilson Lancaster on April 5, 2005; her parents; her son-in-law, Jack Gillespie; her sister, Maggie Belle Wooten; and her brother, John Davidson.

Pallbearers are Jimmy Calvin Lancaster, Frank House, John William Lancaster, Chuck Spencer, Chad Carson and Rickey Chambers.

Honorary pallbearers are John Robert Woodruff, Floyd Pumphrey and James R. “Hard Rock” Criddle.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Phyllis Nelson, 570 CR 68, Woodland, MS 39776.

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