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Ruth S. Owens

Ruth S. Owens, 84, of Brookhaven, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at Diversicare of Brookhaven with her loving family by her side.

Mrs. Owens was born April 17, 1934, to Ernest Van Smith and Lillie Ford Smith. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She also loved her music and blessed much of Lincoln County with it. She was an active member of New Prospect Baptist Church and loved her church family very much.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband of 40 years, Thomas A. Oliver; husband in her later years, Thad O. Owens Sr.; daughter, Ramona Oliver; sisters, Edith Smith, Audrey Nessing, Lucy Smith, Eugenia Robbins, Willene Smith; brother, Donald Smith; and her stepson, Charles Owens.

Survivors are her son, Jason Oliver and wife, Sarah; daughter, Carrene Scafidel and husband, Blake; grandchildren, Abby and Joshua Oliver, Jason, Emily, Adrian, Micah, and Avery Scafidel; siblings, Ford Smith and wife, Carlene, of Cedar Hills, Texas, Bobby Smith, of Seaside, California, Janice Goza and husband, Cletos, Pat Case and husband, Edwin and Judy Costilow and husband, Owen, all of Brookhaven; also the children and grandchildren of Thad Owens Sr.; and a host of other family and friends.

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