Saturday, November 17, 2018

Ruth Ewing Smith

Ruth Ewing Smith, 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be Monday, November 19, 2018, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville; as well as one hour prior to services on Tuesday. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2018, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Childs and Rev. Stacy Parvin officiating. Interment will follow in Beth Eden Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Ruth was born in Noxubee County on September 23, 1932, to Frank and Thelma Thomasson Ewing. She was a member of Beth Eden Lutheran Church. Ruth enjoyed any outside activities, especially when she was outside helping her husband as he worked; and she enjoyed gardening. She loved animals, especially her dogs.

Ruth is survived by her daughter Jeanette Mills and husband Ernie of Louisville. She is also survived by her sister Sara Butler (O’Neill) of Dumas, Mississippi; brother Ellis Ewing (Geri) of Johnson City, Tennessee; sister-in-law Frances Ewing; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Curtis Smith; her parents; and her brother Bobby Ewing.

Serving as pallbearers are Thomas E. Clark, Mike Coleman, Vince Ewing, Randall Livingston, Ray Smith, and Wade Mills. Memorials contributions in honor of Ruth may be given to Beth Eden Cemetery Fund, c/o Shirley Livingston, 40 Livingston Road, Louisville, MS 39339.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at