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Mrs. Annie Ruth Hagood Smith, age 91 passed away peacefully at Limestone Health Facility on Monday, November 5, 2018. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Wm. Marvin Smith, her parents, James Paisley and Mattie Sue Ball Hagood, her sister, Nancy Hagood Holland and brother in law Robert “Bob” Holland and sixteen “Smith” brothers/sisters in law.                                                                                            

She is survived by her children, Brenda Smith (Dickie) White, James Gary (Karen) Smith and Phillips Kevin Smith of Athens and Freda Lynn Smith of Madison, seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.                                                                     

 Mrs. Smith was a talented seamstress and homemaker, a great friend and Christian woman. She had a beautiful voice and sang at many funeral, with her husband and others from Mt. Carmel Church of Christ, where she was a member. She was loved by all who knew her.                                                                                       

Visitation will be Thursday, November 8, from 6:00 – 9:00pm at Spry Funeral Home in Athens. The funeral will be 1:00pm, Friday, November 9, 2018 at Mt. Carmel Church of Christ, 7805 US Highway 72W, Athens, AL, 35611. Mrs. Smith will lie in state at the church building from noon to 1:pm prior to the funeral. Great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Burial in Dement Cemetery.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the CNAs, nurses, staff and support staff of Limestone Health Facility, who cared lovingly for our parents during the seven years that our mother was a resident, and the three years that our daddy was a resident, there. They loved you and appreciated your so much, as do we.

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