Ruth Bodkin Smith 1936-2002 Obituary

Ruth Bodkin Smith 1936-2002 Obituary

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Ruth Bodkin Smith, 65, formerly of Warren, Ohio, and of 1289 Otella Ave., Clarkston, Ga., died at 6:50 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at the home of her daughter, Deborah Romero, in Maui, Hawaii. Death was attributed to respiratory failure.

Mrs. Smith was born May 12, 1936, in Elkins, a daughter of the late Maxwell Myrell Moats and Bessie Collins.

She married Jimmy L. Smith, who survives in Clarkston, Ga.

Also surviving are a son, Timothy Bodkin, Cape Coral, Fla.; two daughters, Deborah Romero, Maui, Hawaii, and Dorelina Somerville, Warren, Ohio; five sisters, Molly Uphold and Edna Shuttlesworth, both of Morgantown, Essie Lisko, Louisville, Ky., Frances Moore, Elkins, and Ralfetta Cordes, Ft. Myers, Fla.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard Moats and Charles Moats; and two sisters, Peril Maxwell and Goldie Kyle.

Mrs. Smith was a graduate of Louis Weinburg and Hill Beauty School. She worked for Right Decision Beauty Salon for 15 years.

She was a member of IOF Forester in Atlanta, Ga.

Funeral Arrangements: Friends will be received at Wages & Son Funeral Home, 1040 Main St., Stone Mountain, Ga., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the funeral hour.

Donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 N. Park Ave., Warren, Ohio, is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Bodkin Smith 1936-2002 Obituary

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