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Ruth S. Davidson Of Dillwyn Dies At Age 99

DILLWYN, Feb. 3 – Ruth Stump Davidson, 99, of Dillwyn, died Saturday, January 31, 2004. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Banton Davidson and son, William Scott Davidson.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and Jim Lampros; daughter-in-law, Joan Davidson; three grandchildren, James Lampros, Jr., Elisabeth Davidson Goodwyn and William Todd Davidson and two great-grandchildren, Lily Scott Goodwyn and Beatrice Ruth Goodwyn.

Mrs. Davidson was a member of Buckingham Baptist Church, where she was a devoted Sunday School teacher for over 50 years. She was an active member of the James River Women's Missionary Union and the Association of Women's Missionary Union in which she served on the State Executive Board for ten years.

She was a member of the Garden Club of Virginia and an avid gardener. She was a graduate of Alderson Broddus College, West Virginia and attended Longwood College and the University of Virginia. She taught school, first in a one-room school in Albemarle County, then at the two-room Davidson School in Buckingham County, and boarded in the same community where she met and married her husband, William. Mrs. Davidson also taught for a number of years at Marshall District, Arvonia, before retiring to help her husband run the family business, Davidson's Orchards.

The family will receive friends this evening (Tuesday) from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Buckingham Baptist Church.

Donations may be made to the Buckingham Baptist Memorial Fund.