Ruth F. Smith

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Ruth F. Smith, 84, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at her home.
She was born March 28, 1928, in Breckenridge County, Ky., daughter of the late Charles and Doshie (Smith) Decker. Ruth was also preceded in death by her husband, James G. Smith in 1975; her sons, James F. and Larry Smith; a daughter, Brenda Smith and a sister, Gracie Obenchain.
Ruth retired from Hydro-Tex in Cannelton and was a member of Tell City Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She enjoyed telling others about her faith.
She is survived by daughters Betty Ramsey of Owensboro, Ky., and Linda Hamrick of Cannelton; a son, Johnny Smith (Pam) of Cannelton; her sisters, Lillian Jones of Lewisport, Ky., and Carolyn Preston of Hawesville, Ky.; her brothers, Harold Decker of Cannelton, Billy Decker of Richland and Jimmy Decker of Hawesville; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Kingdom Hall in Tell City. James Huffman will be the speaker. A gathering will be from 3 until 4 p.m. Saturday after the memorial service at Kingdom Hall.
Memorials contributions may be made to VNA Hospice or Worldwide Work of Jehovah's Witnesses.
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Published in Perry County News on Dec. 6, 2012