Ruth Smallwood, 76, of Shelby Gap, died November 23 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
Born in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late Creed and Hattie Branham Hughes, and the widow of Benjamin ‘B.F.’ Smallwood. She was the mother of the late John Smallwood, and a sister of the late Jesse Hughes and Richard Hughes.
She was a cook at Dorton Elementary and High School for 27 years.
Surviving are three daughters, Della Smith and husband Wes, Marysville, Ohio, Rita Goodman and husband Van, McRoberts, and Elizabeth Quillen, Johnson City, Tenn.; a son, Joseph Smallwood and wife Theresa, Stoney Fork; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; five sisters, Floretta, Geraldine, Wilma, Lillie, and Rudell; and three brothers, Chester, Stanley, and Leonard.
Funeral services were held November 25 at Polly & Craft Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial was in the Rob Ratliff Cemetery at Shelby Gap.