Anna Ruth Brantley, age 88 of Speedwell, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. She was born on June 26, 1934 to the late James and Elsie (Leach) McCarty.  Anna was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and mother-in-law. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, watching gospel music and preaching on tv.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband Arvil Ivo Brantley; sons Richard Brantley, Jerry Floyd Brantley, David Ivo Brantley, and Larry Marvin Brantley; brother George McCarty; and sisters Dorothy Ellis and Lois Bowman.

She is survived by her son Owen Keith Brantley and wife Lillian of GA; daughter Sheila Brantley of GA; sister Mildred Russell of Speedwell; daughter-in-law Ann Brantley; special friend Sandra Russell; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be on Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Martin Wilson Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 7:00 PM with Rev. Arnold Guy officiating. Family and friends will meet at 9:00 AM on Friday, November 5, 2021 at Martin Wilson Funeral Home to go in funeral procession to McCarty Cemetery for a 10:00 AM interment.

The family has entrusted the care of Anna Ruth Brantley to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most.”

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