The Messenger. 05.28.08 Barbara Ruth (Garth) Williams, 76, of Union City died May 27, 2008, at Union City Manor Nursing Home. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Wayne County Memorial Gardens in Waynesboro. There will be no visitation. White-Ranson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. She was born Dec. 15, 1931, in Waynesboro, daughter of the late Trochu Branham and Gladys Irene (Cole) Garth. She was the widow of Vernon Fred Williams, who died in December 2007. She had been office manager of the former H. Levaton & Son in Union City and was a member of Union City First Baptist Church. She had been a member of the City Council of Union City for 16 years. Mrs. Williams is survived by two sons and her daughter-in-law, Charles Todd of Nashville and Terry and Cindy Todd of Chattanooga; and two grandsons, Blake Morgan Todd of Chattanooga and Hunter Riley Garth Todd of Nashville. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Anne Todd. Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home Web site: www.white-ranson.com.