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Date published: 2/3/2014

Ruth H. James

Ruth Haislop James, 102, of Spotsylvania County passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mrs. James was born in Spotsylvania on Aug. 19, 1911, the first of eight children to Joseph and Estelle Haislop. She worked for G&H Manufacturing. In 1931 she married John James who preceded her in death in 1970.

After the death of her husband she worked at Cardinal Cleaners for 25 years. She was a longtime member of Sylvania Heights Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Griffith and husband Rudolph "Rudy" of Fredericksburg; two grandsons, Darryl Griffith and Darren Griffith, both of Spotsylvania; four great-grandchildren, Ryan Griffith, Spencer Griffith, Connor Griffith and Madison Griffith; sister Virgie Prince of Fayetteville, N.C.; two nieces, Patricia Finney and husband William of Fayetteville, N.C., and Vickie Blankenbaker and husband Jerry of Englewood, Fla.; two nephews, William Haislop and wife Kim of Ruther Glen and James Haislop and wife Trenna of Timberville.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.