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Ruth F. Smith

June 17, 1944 — August 7, 2023


Ruth F. Smith


Patricia Ruth Smith, 79, of Enka passed away on Monday, August 7, 2023 at Mission Hospital.  A native of Carteret County, NC, she was daughter of the late John Oliver and Mary Frances Hedgepeth Fussell. 


Ruth served many years as a vocational evaluator at NC Vocational Rehabilitation, a rehabilitation center for special needs adults.  She owned and operated Mountaintop Mobile Home Park in Enka.


She is survived by her son, John M. Smith of Burlington; one brother, John Oliver Fussell, III of Morehead City, NC and a grandson, Jamison Oliver Barry Smith.


A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 20, 2023 in the Wells Chapel of Faith at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Candler.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 6704, Hagerstown,, MD 21741


The care of Ms. Smith has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Candler
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Memorial Service

Sunday, August 20, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Wells Chapel of Faith at Forest Lawn Memorial Park

1 Chapel of Faith Dr, Candler, NC 28715

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