|Birth: ||Sep. 10, 1912|
|Death: ||Jul. 21, 2009|
Ruth Coleman Andrews, 96, of Cleveland died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at her home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at New Cleveland Cemetery under the direction of Ray Funeral Home of Cleveland.
Mrs. Andrews was born in Jonestown in 1912. She was the daughter of longtime Methodist minister James Arch Coleman and Bird Houston of Cleveland.
She graduated from Cleveland High School and Delta State University in 1933 and did graduate work at Columbia University. She was an educator and a popular Sunday school teacher. Mrs. Andrews taught in a number of Mississippi public schools.
In 1948, while teaching history at Leland, she met and married Albert L. Andrews. They farmed near Leland and pioneered the use of anhydrous ammonia fertilizer and other agricultural advances. They once won a trip to Japan for producing the country's highest yield of soybeans.
After her husband's death in 1989, Ruth Coleman Andrews returned to Cleveland where she taught an outstanding adult Sunday school class at First United Methodist Church. She was active in the Woman's Society.
Survivors include her sister, Eleanor Coleman Garrett; brother, Dr. James Arch Coleman; stepdaughter, Elaine Sanders; son-in-law, LeWayne Pyron; two grandsons-in-law, Douglas and David Pyron; and two nephews, David Coleman and Thomas Harris.
Albert L. Andrews (1907 - 1989)
New Cleveland Cemetery
Created by: Portia Solomon
Record added: Jul 26, 2009
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