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Ruth Travis

September 20, 1928 — May 6, 2018

Born in Tood County, KY on September 20, 1928 Departed on May 6, 2018 and resided in Hendersonville, TN Visitation: Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville Room: ChapelSaturday May 12, 2018 11:00am to 12:30pmLife Celebration Service: Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville Room: ChapelSaturday May 12, 2018 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Ruth (Campbell) Travis, 89, of Hendersonville passed away Sunday May 6th at the Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing. Ruth was born September 20, 1928 in Todd County, KY to the late Theo F. and Alice Belle (Perkins) Campbell. While a high school student she met the man who was to become her loving husband of more than 65 years, Coleman L. Travis. They were married on Christmas Day, 1952. Following high school she attended the Lois Glenn Beauty School in Bowling Green, KY and she worked as a hairdresser for ten years. She later began a career in retail at Castner-Knott and through various rebrandings and acquisitions saw her retire from Macy's after 29 years in the industry. She and her husband moved to Tennessee in the 1950's and settled in Hendersonville in 1961. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Ruth loved to talk and was truly one of a kind. She also enjoyed collecting antiques, particularly dolls. When she had an opportunity she loved to go on outings with her dear friend Joy. Ruth leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Coleman L. Travis; her daughter, Daphne Hutchison; her son, Coleman L. Travis II and his wife Kim; her grandchildren, Bond Hutchison, Cole Johnson, Sarah Travis and Rachel Travis; her brother, Frank "Sonny" Campbell and his wife Anna Marie Campbell as well as extended family members and friends. Visitation for Ruth will be held Saturday, May 12th from 11 AM to 12:30 PM at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville. A life celebration service will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 12:30 followed by entombment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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