On February 15, 2004 RUTH V., beloved mother of Rev. Ruby M. Purnell, John B. Minor, Gladys Fleming and Doris Minor. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, two great, great grandchildren, one brother, a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Friends may visit on Thursday 2 to 5 P.M. at the JAMES A. MORTON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES, INC., 1701 Laurens Street. The family will receive friends at Grace Memorial Baptist Church, 1100 Eden Street 6:30 to 8 P.M. Final services will be held at St. Mark Baptist Church, Maidens, Virginia, on Saturday, February 21, 2004, 11 A.M. Burial in Minor Cemetery.