Ruth Naomi Fulton, a retired factory worker and school volunteer, died of cancer Thursday at University of Maryland Medical Center. She was 62 and a longtime Govans resident.
A Baltimore native raised in the Cherry Hill section, Miss Fulton was a 1960 graduate of Southern High School and studied art education at what is now Morgan State University.
During the 1960s, Miss Fulton worked for General Electric and later took a job as an assembly- line worker at General Motors' Broening Highway plant. She left because of failing health in the late 1980s.
Miss Fulton had volunteered for a number of years at Guilford Elementary School and was a member of Prayer Tower Church of God and Christ in Govans.
She enjoyed drawing charcoal portraits and scouring yard sales and antiques shops for collectibles.
Services will be held at noon Friday at March Funeral Home, 4300 Wabash Ave.
Survivors include her two sons, William Q. "Clifton" Watts of Woodlawn and Terren Q. Watts of Baltimore; a brother, Lonnie K. Fulton of Baltimore; four sisters, Emily Butler, Addie Gross, Eliza Fulton and Lila Fulton, all of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.