Ruth Hodges Tickle Salmons

June 28, 1937 ~ September 20, 2020 (age 83)


Ruth Hodges Tickle Salmons, age 83, of Danville, Virginia, passed on September 20, 2020 at her residence.

Mrs. Salmons was born on June 28, 1937, in Washington County, Tennesee to the late Weldon Hodges and Mary Jones Hodges Guess. She lived most of her life in Danville where she was a faithful member of Holland Road Church. She worked for Kmart Corporation for 32 years until her retirement.  

 Mrs. Salmons is survived by her sons, Leo Thomas Tickle, Jr. (Stephanie) of Keeling, Virginia and Clayton Hughes Tickle (Mildred) of Spring City, Tennessee; daughter, Lynn Salmons Kerley  of Chatham, Virginia; two sisters, Irene Griffin (Harry) of Piney Flats, Tennesee and Brenda Cretsinger (Darryl) of Johnson City, Tennessee. Also surviving are numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. 

In addition to her parents Mrs. Salmons was predeceased by her loving husband, Carl Lee Salmons; two brothers, Charles Hodges and Howard Hodges; and sister, Katherine Hensly.

The family would like to thank Mrs. Salmons caregivers, Robbin and Angel, for being such a blessing to the family in their time of need.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 23 at 11 AM at the home of Ruth Salmons. Graveside services will follow on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 2 PM in Danville Memorial Gardens with Reverend James Mayes officiating.

Swicegood Funeral Service is respectfully serving the Salmons family. 

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Graveside Service
September 23, 2020

2:00 PM
Danville Memorial Gardens
510 Church Avenue
Danville, VA 24541

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