Funeral services for Ruth Ellen Stewart, 77, of Jenkins, were held October 29 at Carty Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial was October 30 in Potter Cemetery.
She died October 27 at Pikeville Medical Center.
Born in Jenkins, she was a daughter of the late Oaker and Martha Mullins Vanhoose and the widow of Kernie Stewart. She was the mother of the late Carl Eugene Stewart, grandmother of the late Bryan Dabney, and sister of the late Alma Bentley, Mona Embry, Marie Sargeant, Wanda Fairchild, Richard Vanhoose, Roy Vanhoose and Buford Vanhoose.
Surviving are five daughters, Ruby Baker and Joan Akers, both of Jenkins; Nina Dabney and Luann Thomas, both of Richmond, Va.; and Naomi Rose, Sadieville; two sons, James Kyle Stewart and Rodney Stewart, both of Jenkins; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Juanita Anderson of Richmond, Va.