Jo Ruth Smith

Mrs. Jo Ruth Smith, 85, a resident of Hornbeak, died Monday afternoon, Oct. 12, 2020, at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at White-Ran-son Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cem-etery.
Pallbearers will be Jackie Hopper, Mike Hopper, Ted Davis, Bart Smith, Frank Smith and Jeff Smith.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Smith was born on May 27, 1935, in Obion County, daughter of the late Melvin and Johnnie (Matheny) Hopper. She married Claude Smith Jr. on Feb. 21, 1954. He passed away on Aug. 13, 2010. She was a retired supervisor for the former Salant/Salant in Obion. She also was a member of Hornbeak Church of Christ.
Mrs. Smith is survived by a daughter and her husband, Tammy Jo (Richard) Thompson; a grandson, Austin Thompson; a sister, Dorothy Hopper; and a brother, Wade Hopper, all of Hornbeak; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Lois James and Imogene Davis; and her brother, Odis Hopper.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website:


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