Born 4-12-1930 - Died 12-4-2007
Ruby Lee Hartness, 77, of Williford, Ark., died Dec. 4, 2007, at the NEA?Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born on April 12, 1930, in Ravenden Springs, Ark., the daughter of Thomas Smith and Lula Mae (Brown)?Smith.
She loved her family and enjoyed doing things with her grandchildren very much.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by:?three sons, Nick Harness of Kingston, Ark., Roger Hartness of Hardy and Brad Hartness of Russellville; two daughters, Carol Tompkins of Blue Springs, Mo., and Robin ?Merkel of Austin, Ark.; one brother, Butler Smith of Pocahontas; four sisters, Georgeanne Marriott of Ravenden Springs, Sylvia Mangrum of Ravenden, Ruth Griffin of Ravenden, and Lena Mae Ready of Hinkley, Ill.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank?Harness; three brothers; and one sister.
Funeral services were Dec. 8 at Ravenden Springs Baptist Church with Butler Smith officiating. Burial followed at Bradford Cemetery, with arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home in Highland.
Pallbearers were Mike Tompkins, Josh Harness, Matthew Hartness, Mathew Wilkins, Lane Weaver, and Frank Wheeler.
Honorary pallbearers were April Wilkins, Leah Weaver, Tommi Ann Wheeler, Olivia Hartness and Amber Hartness.