Anna Ruth Kilgore
Anna Ruth Kilgore, 80, praised, shouted, sang and worshipped her way into the presence of the Almighty from her earthly home on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Her life exemplified servanthood. She loved people and spent her lifetime showing love through acts of kindness. She was a woman of prayer and great faith. Only eternity will reveal the souls there because of her obedience to prayer and witnessing. In her final hours upon this earth, she was praying to her God for the souls of those she loved so dearly. Her life was rich in the joy and fullness of her Father. She will forever be remembered by those who heard her powerful singing through the years. She is still singing today, but her audience is divine. Her children adored her and she left them her prayerful blessings. She is now reunited with her beloved. Mrs. Kilgore was a native of Murphy, N.C. and a member of Laynes Chapel Church for 35 years and her present membership is with Spring Creek Church of God in East Ridge. She was also a member of the Road Runners club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Kilgore; parents, Tom, Ollie and Lydia Campbell; brothers, William Campbell, Mack Campbell, C.H. Campbell and Jackie Campbell. Those left to cherish her memories are her children, Richard (Devota) Kilgore, Sam (Shirley) Kilgore, Dennis (Nancy) Kilgore, Steve (Paula) Kilgore, Donna (Sam) Myers, Jerry Brown "Adopted son", Dale Alley son-in-law; brother, Ted (Mary) Campbell, Brothers-in-law, Dallas (Pat) Kilgore, Vernon (Sadie) Kilgore; nine grandchildren, Dara (Terry) Hamilton, Caleb (Kaylan) Kilgore, Breanna (Travis) Hargis, Derek (Stefanie) Kilgore, Robert (Crystal) Alley, Samantha (Tony) Pierce, Ty Kilgore, Mitch Kilgore, Owen Kilgore; four great-grandchildren, David Alley, Daniel Alley, Emily Alley, Kynlee Hamilton. Family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. today, April 26, 2014. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Laynes Chapel Church with Pastor Bennie Mills, Rev. Dennis Kilgore and Rev. Doug Howard officiating. Interment to follow at Laynes Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Laynes Chapel Church, 230 Jewell Lane, Whitwell, TN 37397. Arrangements are by Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home Inc. 423- 658-7777.