Ruth Elizabeth Cartwright Showman, 88, of Athens, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Limestone, Tenn., former resident of Kingston and resident of Athens for the past year, she was the daughter of the late Louis H. and Nellie Smith Cartwright and was preceded in death by her husband, Robert 'Bob' Showman; four brothers, Syrl Cartwright, Thomas Cartwright, Byrl Cartwright and John Cartwright; two sisters, Mary Edith Broyles and Christine Carver.
She was very caring, loving, and ready to help people in any way, and most of all loved the Lord and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Kingston. She was an active member and former president of the Crewette's of the Roane County Rescue Squad.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Tom Dill of Englewood; grandson, Aaron Dill, Birmingham, Ala., brother, Louis H. Cartwright Jr., Knoxville; sister, Lois Lee, Texas; sister-in-law, Dorothy Campbell, Kingsport; special friends, Phil and Lisha Harvey, Kingston; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in Calvary Baptist Church in Kingston with the Rev. Ray Bearden, the Rev. Jeff Plemons and Dr. Jason Clark officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in Kingston Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Richard Tapp, Bobby Harrell, Walter Arms, Dennis Fairchild, Mark Barber, Gene Adams, Mike Morgan and Clint Boyer.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, and will also receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in Calvary Baptist Church in Kingston.
Those wishing, may make memorial contributions to Calvary Baptist Church, 900 Sturgess St., Kingston, TN 37763.
Those unable to attend may send condolences at www.laycock-hobbs.com