Born 9-16-1939 -- Died 12-25-2003
Ruby Geraldine Smith, daughter of the late Sam Smith and Verna Kerby Smith was born Sept. 16, 1939, in Fulton County, Ark., and died Dec. 25, 2003, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 64 years.
In spite of her disability, she showed much love for her family and had a great sense of humor.
Survivors include two sisters -- Nadine Wesson and husband, Fred, of South Haven, Miss., and Hasseltine Hobbs and husband, Dean, of Horseshoe Bend; a brother, Sammy Smith and wife, Beckie, of Waynes-ville, Mo.; nine nieces and nephews; 22 great-nieces and nephews; a great-great-niece; and two aunts -- Izora Berry of Mammoth Spring, and Gladys Schmidt of Kansas City, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The funeral service was Dec. 29 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Mike Stone officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery at Mammoth Spring, with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc., of Thayer, Mo.
Pallbearers were Fred Wesson, Sammy Smith, Allen Crase, Jerry Hobbs, Bob Crase and Larry Hobbs.