Emily Ruth Carroll, 83, a resident of Cleveland, was welcomed into the arms of her Lord and Savior Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in a Chattanooga hospital.
She was a member of Prospect Church of God.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John H. and Ella Mae Day Douglas; infant son, William R. Carroll Jr.; and brother, Ed Douglas.
She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, William “Bill” Carroll; daughter, Beverly Benge and husband, Michael, of Peru, Ind.; son, Tom Carroll and wife, Brenda, of Cleveland; grandchildren: Michele McNabb and husband, Marty, Rebecca Maddox and husband, Bryan, all of Cleveland, Steven Carroll of Knoxville and Lauren Carroll of Durango, Colo.; great-grandchildren: Micayla Maddox, Logan Maddox, Mia McNabb and Holly Maddox all of Cleveland; siblings: Easter Barnhart, Gladys Forgey and husband, James, Betty Alley and husband, Don, John Douglas and wife, Ruby, all of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor Timothy Gann officiating.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Danny Douglas, Andy Reynolds, Jeff Day, Robert Gregg, Corey Simpson and Christopher Epperson serving as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Carroll family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.