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Ruthie Akins Whitten

1942 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
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Ruthie Akins Whitten

Collierville, TN

Ruthie Akins Whitten passed away on April 22, 2017 in Collierville, TN at the age of 74.

Ruthie is survived by her son Hugo Sean Whitten (Senatobia, MS) and his wife Sherry Britt Whitten, daughter Meagan Leigh Rouse (Olive Branch, MS) and her husband Charles Larry Rouse, Jr.; sister, Sue Carolyn Akins (Dyersburg, TN); 4 grandchildren: Noah Walker Whitten, Ashlyn Marie Rouse, Riley Ann Rouse and Brittany Ann McCoy. She is preceded in death by her Father and Mother, Murry Akins and Mattie Sue McBride Akins; 2nd husband, Hugo Lowell Whitten, Jr. and 1st husband R. Bruce Jones and grandson, Samuel Dean Rouse.

Ruthie was born August 14, 1942 in Dyersburg, TN and was a member of the Dyersburg High School class of 1960. She had such vigor for life and was known by everyone as an energetic, spunky and vibrant person that loved spending time with her family, friends and church family. Ruthie's love for animals was ever-present in her affection for her babies, Brandi and Babbi. She looked forward to their daily walks and nightly bowls of ice cream. Ruthie had so much fun on her shopping adventures, whether she was shopping for herself, her grand-daughters or decorating her new home. She was truly enjoying her new house, new neighborhood and new friends. Ruthie was an active member of Harvest Church and loved her church family. She participated in the Women's Bible Study, helped staff the kitchen for dinners/special events and occasionally helped in the children's ministry. Ruthie will truly be missed by many friends and family.

Visitation will be held at Harvest Church (3645 Forest Hill-Irene, Germantown, TN 38138) on Friday, April 28th 11:30am – 1:30pm with the funeral service to immediately follow at 1:30pm. Dr. Kennon Vaughan will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ruthie's life. Following the funeral service, graveside services will be held at Forest Hill Funeral Home East (2440 Whitten Rd., Memphis, TN 38133). In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Harvest Church or Fayette County Animal Rescue (P.O. Box 44, Rossville, TN 38066). Condolences can be emailed to [email protected] We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all family and friends for phone calls, visits, help, efforts and dedication.

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on Apr. 27, 2017
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