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Ruth Nelson Sharp, 96, passed away Wedenesday, May 17, 2016 at Crestwood Hospital. She was preceded in death in 2008 by her husband of 64 years, Herman Sharp. She is survived by her two sons Thomas Hines Sharp(Evonna) of Somerville and Richard Wilson Sharp of Huntsville; daughter Judith Sharp Purinton(Steve) of Fayetteville, TN; four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, brother-in-law David Sharp of Birmingham, AL; sister-in-law Sarah Sharp Zabel(Fred) of Lincoln, NE; and fourteen much loved nieces and nephews. She was a member of First Baptist Church Huntsville where she sang in the Hallelujah Choir for many years. She was a member of Helion Chapter Eastern Star.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2pm at Roselawn Cemetery in Decatur. Roselawn Funeral Home has the honor of assisting the family.