Ruthie May Smith

December 20, 1956 ~ March 28, 2020 (age 63)


Ruthie May Smith

December 20, 1956 ~ March 28, 2020 (age 63)

On December 20, 1956 the woman we all have grown to know and love, Ruthie May Smith. “Putten” was born into this world to Ruth Turner and late Adell Morrow.

Her private graveside service was held on Saturday April 4, 2020 at 10:00 am at Bolivar Community Cemetery with Pastor Charles Woods in charge.  Dixie Funeral Home ( was in charge of the professional service. 


Ruthie got her start in education at Hickory Valley School, and on to Bolivar Central High. In her late 50’s, she got her Associates Degree in Theology through the Disciples Embracing Christian Education Bible College in Whiteville, TN.

Ruthie met David Smith Sr. in high school, and exchanged marital vows on May 20, 1975. They were blessed with two daughters and two sons. Ruthie professed Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age. She stayed faithful in the Lord’s words and didn’t mind talking about how the Lord brought her through her trials and tribulations in life. She kept a smile on her face no matter the circumstances. Ruthie was always a kind, loving, free spirited woman. She love the Lord and her family with all her heart. Ruthie Smith departed this life on March 28, 2020 at 3 pm.

She was proceeded in death by her father, Adell Morrow, her brother, Early Morrow, her sister, Mattie Polk, her daughter, Yvette Smith, her nephew, Corey
Lewis, and her niece, Tomika Morrow.

She leave to cherish her loving husband, Minister David Smith Sr. of 46 years, three children: Terrell (Aretha) Smith, Cherrell (James) Justice, and David Smith Jr., all of Bolivar, TN, sixteen grandchildren: Ampreysha Jones, Tashunna Smith, TyKenya Taylor, Zyenna Smith, Breacica Taylor, Janiya Smith, Zadrian Garth, Tamaiya Smith, Camedra Smith, Za’Kaela Justice, James Justice, Allissia Smith, Faith Smith, Jasline Justice, Peyton White, and Evette Justice; one great grandchild, Triston Smith; sisters and brothers: Rosie Walton, Barbara Walton, Gloria (Gary) Jones, Charlene (Billy) Jones, Louise (Kevin) Lake, Sherry Morrow, Adell Morrow Jr., Johnny (Carla) Morrow, Latonia Morrow and Shanika (Nicholas) Williams; brother and sister-in-laws: Lawrence (Teresa) Smith, Richard Smith, Troy (Kyia) Smith, Sherry Smith, and Jean Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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 Service Program


April 3, 2020

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jerome Boyd Chapel@Dixie Funeral Home
750 Bills Street
Bolivar, Tennessee 38008

Graveside Service
April 4, 2020

10:00 AM
Bolivar Community Cemetery
East McNeal Street
Bolivar, TN 38008

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