SCOTTSBORO, Ala. -- Ruby Faye Smotherman Chardwell, 78, formerly of East Prairie, died Sept. 3, 2005, at a Huntsville hospital.
Born Sept. 21, 1926, in Kentucky, daughter of the late Hurshall and Bessie Smotherman, she had worked at Stark Mfg. of Charleston, Prairie Mfg. of East Prairie and Brown Shoe Co. of Charleston.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Treva Irby; five brothers, Cortell "Ted" Smotherman, Grey "Mickey" Smotherman, James "Shike" Smotherman, Clifford "Speedy" Smotherman and Clifton "Dick" Smotherman; one sister, Irene White; and one granddaughter, Tammy Wisdom.
Survivors include: two daughters and one son-in-law, Barbara Bennett of Arnold and Brenda and Tony Guthrie Jr. of Scottsboro, Ala.; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Carmon Witty and Mary and C.L. Baker of East Prairie; two sisters-in-law, Lilly Smotherman of Charleston and Teen Ratliff of Hayti; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie with Thomas Smotherman officiating.