7/1/12 — Ella Ruth Walton

Ella Ruth Walton, age 71 of Decherd, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center.

Ms. Walton enjoyed reading, needle point, gardening and flower gardening. Her greatest passion of all was rescuing lost and sick animals.

Ms. Walton is preceded in death by her parents, George and Lucy Gipson; brothers, George Gipson Jr. and Leonard Gipson.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years Robert Walton of Decherd; daughter, Tammy (Gary) Overman of Tullahoma; step-children, Robert L. Walton and Shawna Walton both of Louisiana and 4 step grandchildren.

A Funeral service will be conducted Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 3 PM from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in Mt. Garner Cemetery.

Visitation will Sunday, July 1, 2012 from 1-3 PM.

Watson – North Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.