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Sarah Ruth  Taylor
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Obituary for Sarah Ruth Taylor

Sarah Ruth Taylor of Middlesboro, KY passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017. She was born May 10, 1942 in Frakes, KY. She loved her family and friends, music, dancing and working in her yard with her flowers. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Debra Lynn Smith; parents, Lewis and Lena Ruth Maiden; husband, Gaines Clayton Taylor; sisters: Fran Senters, Jessie Donelson, Georgia Sergent; brothers: Robert Maiden, John Maiden, Andy, and James Maiden.

She is survived by her ex-husband, Wilford Prater(Tina); daughters: Patricia R. Winstead (Jim), Wanda K. Cochran (Bill), son-in-law, Poe Smith; grandchildren: Trinty J. Davis (Krysti), Bill Michael Prater(Meagan), Robert Prater (Wendy), Carrie D Garcia (David) and 14 great grand children; sisters: Geneva Brim, Marie Nutt, Betty Mills (Charles Jones), Flora Berry, Anna Maiden and Brenda Hess; brothers: Wilburn Maiden(Ella), David Maiden(Debbie), and a whole host of nieces and nephews and a lot of very special friends.

Funeral service will be 12 noon, Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Shumate Funeral Home Chapel with Tony Prater and Rev. Ronnie Dale Shackleford officiating. Music will be provided by Danny Brassfield and Rev. Ronnie Dale Shackleford. Pallbearers will be Wayne Prater, Jr., Bill Michael Prater, Trinity Davis, Jim Rouse, Bill Cochran, and Dalton and Dawson Mills. Interment will be in Maiden Cemetery, Frakes, KY. The family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 24, 2017 at Shumate Funeral Home Chapel.

Shumate Funeral Home is entrusted with all arrangements.

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Shumate Funeral Home

2321 Cumberland Avenue
Middlesboro, KY 40965





12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Shumate Funeral Home

2321 Cumberland Avenue
Middlesboro, KY 40965

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Maiden Cemetery

Frakes, KY


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