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Taylor inducted into Alabama school hall of fame

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By The Staff

A former resident of Lawrenceburg has been inducted posthumously into the Pleasant Valley Hall of Fame in Jacksonville, Ala.
Ruth Boggs Taylor, a teacher at Pleasant Valley High School, died in the fall of 2009.
She was inducted into the hall of fame because she was an exceptional teacher, said her sister, Margie B. Stratton. Her students excelled each year.
A graduate of Anderson High School, she worked awhile at Universal Fasteners. She then married Ralph Taylor and they moved to his home state of Alabama, where they both attended Union College.
After becoming a teacher, she continued her education, eventually getting a master’s degree in English.
She started her teacher career in the lower grades and eventually taught high school. Her husband was a principal for several years.
Ruth and Ralph Taylor had two sons, Dr. Jeff Taylor, an ophthalmologist; and Sloan Taylor, in computer science, said Margie Stratton.
Stratton’s daughter, Rebecca Stratton Noels, also attended school at Union College in Alabama. “She (Ruth) has been a big influence on me and my family,” she said proudly.