Ruth L. Brandau

January 28, 1924January 2, 2019

Ruth L. Brandau age 94 of Knoxville, passed away January 2, 2019. She was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church. Past Matron of Beaver Ridge and Oak Ridge O.E.S. She retired from Standard Knitting Mills after 48 years. Preceded in death by husband, Alex; daughter, Bobbie Jean Kirby; parents, Mack and Bessie Haire; one brother and three sisters. Survived by brother, Mack A. Hair, Jr. and wife, Mary Lou; several nieces and nephews; special friends, John and Tonia Bailey. The family will receive friends 2-4 pm Sunday at Weaver's Chapel with the service to follow at 4 pm. Family and friends will meet at 12:45 PM Monday at Greenwood Cemetery for a 1 pm interment. Condolences may be left at


  • Visitation Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • Interment Monday, January 7, 2019

Ruth L. Brandau

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Mary Martha Somers

January 7, 2019

Oak Ridge Chapter #390 expresses our condolences to the family of Ruth. She was a 50 year member of the Eastern Star. Although she didn’t get to attend once Beaver Ridge Chapter closed, the members that knew her have said she was a special lady. The Officers and members of Oak Ridge Chapter

Kay Hooks

January 4, 2019

I have only known Ruth a couple of years, but have always looked forward to her sweet smile and hugs on Sunday at church. I admired the way she always managed to keep on going even when she didn't feel well or was hurting. I also admired her sharp mind at 94! Heaven is an even better place since another precious child of God has been called home! I will miss you sweet Ruth, but can't help but celebrate your faithful journey here on earth is finished and you have finally reached your Heavenly home! I can just see all those open arms awaiting your arrival! Love you Ruth!