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Ruth Mae Smith

Ruth Mae Smith, 93, of Pikeville, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 17, 2024.  She was a member of Pikeville Church of God.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude P. Smith, Sr.; infant son, Eddie Clyde Smith; infant granddaughter, Donna Gail Smith; granddaughter-in-law, Charity McCloud; brother, Clarence P. Burgess; mother, Iola Burgess.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her son, Claude Phillip (Peggy) Smith, Jr., Pikeville; daughters,  Brenda (Lonnie) Brandt of Westerville, NE and Mary Frances Christian of Dunlap; grandchildren, Billy Wayne (Nicole) Smith of Crossville, Stacey (Dave) Mattox of Broken Bow, NE, Shane (Susan) Brandt of Crescent, IA, Michael (Tina) McCloud of Dunlap, Scottie McCloud of Pikeville, Shawn (Darby) Brandt of Brady, NE, Tracie (Jason) Yother of Pikeville; 16 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Brenda Burgess of Pikeville; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

A celebration of life was held at 1:00 p.m. CST Wednesday, February 21, in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Ronny Colvard officiating. Burial was in Humble Cemetery.

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Pikeville Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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