Mrs. Anna Ruth Dietzel, 98, of Union City died Sunday morning, June 23, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with Dr. Doug Norfleet and the Rev. Jim Calhoun officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Devin Cranford, Colin Bennett, Nathan King, Bill Townes, Mack Ashburn and Bob Montgomery.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Townes Sr., J.B. Parker Jr., Jim Thorpe and members of the Margaret Carter Sunday School class at First United Methodist Church in Union City.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the hour of service Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family request that memorials be made to the Knit Wits at First United Methodist Church or First United Methodist Church in Union City.
She was born July 26, 1920, in Rives, daughter of the late Wesley and Sally (Stovall) Bell. She married Herman “Dink” Dietzel July 26, 1940, he passed away April 11, 2002.
She was retired from the former Brown Shoe Co. and a member of First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Margaret Carter Sunday School class and served as a Sunday School teacher.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Martha Carole and Bob Nichols of Union City; three grandchildren and their spouses, Sally and Chris King of Union City and Brent and Heather Nichols of Longmont, Colo., and Devin Cranford; eight great-grandchildren, Devin Cranford, Rebecca King, Lillian Nichols, Katie (Colin) Bennett, Martha Nichols, Andrew Wesley Miller, Nathan King and Collin King; one great-grandson, Beckham Bennett; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her granddaughter, Becky Miller; one sister, Buline Bell; and a brother, Jack Bell.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.