Ruth M. Varner

Published: Monday, June 23, 2014 at 03:31 PM.

Ruth M. Varner, 97, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014 in Carrabelle.

She was born in Arran, and moved to Carrabelle when she was four and spent her entire life in this area. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Carrabelle and a member of Crooked River Lighthouse Association. She was a sister, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother who deeply loved Franklin County and the Apalachicola Bay region. She was an educator, a former city commissioner and a true Christian. She was loved and respected by all.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Florida Baptist Children’s Home, 8415 Buck Lake Road, Tallahassee, FL 32317.

She is survived by three children, H.P “Buddy” Varner, Carrabelle, Nancy Varner, Griffin, Georgia, and Thelma Varner Garner (Patrick), Englewood; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews

Tholley Taylor of Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville is assisting the family.

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