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Ruby Jean Smith

May 7, 1951 April 14, 2018
Ruby Jean Smith
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Obituary for Ruby Jean Smith

Ruby Jean Smith, age 66, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville, TN., after a long illness. She was born on May 7, 1951, in Middlesboro, Ky., the daughter of Stephen O. Smith, and Dora L. Davis Smith, both of whom resided in Middlesboro, now deceased.

Ruby was a student at Middlesboro High School, and attended Binghamtown Baptist Church, and Old Yellow Creek Baptist Church. Throughout her life, she had many friends, always displayed genuine laughter, and passionately loved comedy.

Survivors include her beloved sons: Stephen Lawrence Buis (34) and William Robert Buis (30); and one sister, Norma Stanford, of Lexington, KY. She was preceded in death by Pascal Smith, half-brother, also of Middlesboro. Survivors also include nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.

There will be no formal service. However, donations may be made to the C.O.P.D. Foundation, or to your favorite charity. We love Ruby. Rest in Peace.

Shumate Funeral Home is entrusted with all arrangements.
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