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Mary Ruth Smith, 59, Adair County, KY native

Mary Ruth Smith was born November 14, 1961, in Adair County, KY to the late Albert and Clara Victoria Holt Spaulding. She departed this life Friday October 1, 2021, having attained the age of 59 years, 10 months, and 17 days.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ at an early age at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Earlier on in her life she worked in tobacco. She enjoyed being on the go and helping anyone in need. For there was no task to big for her even being told "Ruthie you can't do that." She enjoyed going to Golden Years in Edmonton, KY where she had a host of friends.

She enjoyed being outside, doing things in the yard, planting, etc. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, her daughter, son-in-law, and grandkids. As quick as she would come for a visit, as quick she wanted to come home. She loved being home, she loved her home in Greensburg. Mary Ruth Smith enjoyed having conversations with everyone she crossed paths with and a laugh or smile to all.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law: Christy and Freeman Davis of Louisville; five granddaughters: Ahlyia Curry, Jreeym Scrubb, Javarie Davis, Mekenna Davis, and Brea Davis; three grandsons: Jayvian Scrubb, Isiah Davis, and Freeman Davis Jr. A special dear friend Lois Baker. Plus, a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 12noonCT Saturday, October 9, 2021, at the Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Bridgewater-Groves-Caldwell Cemetery. Rev. Tyrone Johnson, Eulogy and Rev. Ryan Hardin, Master of Ceremony. Visitation will be from 10-12.

Pallbearers: Reggie Carney, James Bridgewater, Albert Ray, Donnie Williams, Billy Gene Mitchell, Isiah Davis

The family has requested that expressions of sympathy may be made to the Bridgewater-Groves-Caldwell Cemetery Fund which can be made at the funeral home.

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Mary Ruth Smith, 59, Adair County, KY native (1961-2021)

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