Martha Ann Gary (2-5-15) service 2-8-15

Martha Ann Gary was born in Hardin County on Dec. 22, 1931, the daughter of the late William Morgan and Anna Belle Hopper Ruth.
Ms. Gary was a nurse for St. Francis Hospital in Memphis and retired in 1993. She began her nursing career at Hardin County General Hospital. Ms. Gary worked in Decatur County Hospital, Corinth Hospital, Baptist Hospital in Memphis and various nursing facilities. She was of Church of Christ belief.
She departed this life on Thursday, Feb. 5, in Memphis at the age of 83 years, 1 month and 14 days.
She is survived by her children, Sammy Gary and his wife June of Scotts Hill, Tennessee and Brenda Kay Gary of Memphis; two grandchildren, Cristal Nowlin and her husband John of Savannah and Stephanie Anderson and her husband Billy of Decherd, Tennessee; four great-grandchildren, John David Nowlin, Luke Nowlin, Katie Nowlin and Rebekah Anderson; two brothers, Larry Ruth and Marshall Swain Ruth, both of Memphis; and one sister, Margie Craig of Scotts Hill.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one son, Steven Gary; two brothers, Ward and Clyde Ruth; and two sisters, Jane Brown and Johnnie Woodruff.
Services were held on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Howard Rogers officiating. Burial followed in Lebanon Cemetery at Saltillo.

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