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Seaver-Brown Chapel
Thursday September 17th, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Thursday September 17th, 2020

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Mary Ruth Dutton Vaught


Mary Ruth Dutton Vaught, age 91, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020 at Colonial Hill Retirement Center, Johnson City, Tenn.

Mary Ruth was a true lady, perfectionist, and hard worker for many years at the First National Exchange Bank. A wonderful homemaker, impeccable seamstress, making the MSHS majorette uniforms for many years, and loving grandmother to the ones who called her Granny. When she wasn’t working or with family – she enjoyed time in the garden or canning in the kitchen. Mary Ruth loved her Lord and was a life long member, and treasurer for 50 years at the Fulton Methodist Church. She loved the beach and was always the first up to pick up shells. Mary Ruth will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. J. Vaught; parents, George Greek and Stella Mae Dutton; sister, Helen Elizabeth Dutton Reedy; and brother, George Willard Dutton.

Mary Ruth is survived by her daughters, Judy Vaught Lawrence and husband, Bobby of Marion, Va., and Jamie Vaught Palmer of Blountville, Tenn.; sister, June Tibbs of Marion, Va.; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

The family would like to thank Hannah Johnson and Tonya Brown for their care and help in these last few months.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Reverend Brian Cregger officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 12 noon until 1 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel.

To share memories of Mary Ruth Dutton Vaught, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Mary Ruth’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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Jamie and Judy, my condolences to you on the passing of Mary Ruth. She was such a sweet lady. She was one of the many great people that I grew up with at Fulton and helped influence me in the right way in regards to making good decisions in my life. May God be with you and your family during this time.

John Dutton Sep 17 2020 12:00 AM

Judy, I'm so sorry about your Mother! Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you!! Love you my friend!

Eleanor chadwell Sep 17 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Dutton Vaught

Eleanor chadwell Sep 17 2020 12:00 AM

Mary Ruth use to get her hair done by my Mom, Dreema Call. As a child and into my adult life I grew up seeing Mary Ruth come to my Mom's shop. My Mom passed away in 2011 at the age of 69, Mary Ruth was like family to my family and my Mom loved her dearly. I can just see them both now in Heaven catching up on years past. I am saddened of her passing but when I picture her and my Mom in Heaven together again, it makes me smile. Praying for all the family during this time of loss, may God bless and keep you all. Love and Prayers, Michelle Call Turner

Michelle Turner Sep 16 2020 12:00 AM

Jamie and Judy. so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady and will surely be miss.Will be praying for all of you. Pat McClure

Pat McClulre Sep 15 2020 12:00 AM

My thoughts are with you at the time of your mother's passing. I understand recent years had been a real struggle for her and I hope it gives you some comfort knowing she is at peace and whole again.

Lewis Foreman Sep 14 2020 12:00 AM

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