Ruth Hennessee Smith

By | February 4, 2019 12:16 pm

Ruth Hennessee Smith, 92, a McMinnville resident and Bledsoe County native, passed away Feb. 2, 2019, at her residence following an extended illness.

Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 11, 1937, the daughter of Thurman Hennessee and Fronie Johnson Hennessee.

She was a retired employee of Magnetek Century Electric and a member of the Church of Christ, She was married to Merlin Smith who preceded her in death Feb. 2, 1996.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Chelsie Smith; sister, Geraldine Hennessee; and nephew, Tommy Stiles.

Survivors include two sons, Mike “Doc” Smith, of Rock Island, Alan Smith, of McMinnville; grandson, Cody Smith, of McMinnville; sister, Barbara Hennessee Stiles, of Spencer; nephew, Tony (Velma) Stiles; and niece, Christie Stiles.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Feb. 5, 2019 at the chapel of High Funeral Home, in McMinnville, with burial in Mt. View Cemetery. Gene Brock will officiate.  Visitation will be 5-9 p.m., Feb. 4, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 5, at the funeral home.

High Funeral Home, in McMinnville, is in charge of arrangements.

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