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Ruth Williams Lewis

May 21, 1921 — November 29, 2017

Ruth Williams Lewis, 96, wife of the late Donald Edward Lewis and a resident of Cape Charles, VA, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at her home. A native of Eastville, VA, she was the daughter of the late Leslie Williams and the late Hattie Hinman Williams. She was a member of the Holmes Presbyterian Church in Cape Charles.

She is survived by a daughter, Shirley P. Wilson and her husband, John, of Hillsboro, TN; a son, Donald E. Lewis, Jr. and his wife, Sheryll, of Port St. Lucie, FL; two sisters, Dorothy Marie McCahon of Cape Charles and Barbara Reynolds and her husband, Louis, of Alantic, VA. She was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Lewis, and a son, Gary A. Lewis.

A graveside service will be conducted Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 10:00 AM at Cape Charles Cemetery with Miss Charlotte Elia officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Riverside Shore Hospice, P.O. Box 615, Onley, VA 23418 or Riverside Shore Cancer Center, P.O. Box 430, Onancock, VA 23417.

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Arrangements made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles, Virginia.

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Cape Charles Cemetery
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