COLEMAN - Funeral services for Ruth Durham Smith, 98, of Coleman will be 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. John Stanislaw officiating. Burial will follow in the Coleman City Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
She died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008.
She was born Oct. 12, 1909, in Pendleton, to Nathan Ernest Durham and Lilly Mae (Sparkman) Durham. She graduated from Coleman High School in 1927. She was married to Jessie J. Smith and he preceded her in death in 1972. She was a Licensed Vocational Nurse at Bayshore Hospital in Pasadena, for 25 years until she retired and returned to Coleman in 1993. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Nelda Smith Metcalf of Allen, Betty Smith Kuykendall and husband, Frank, of Coleman; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Bertha Durham; and two brothers, Clarence Durham and Lewis Durham.
Memorials may be made to Hendrick Hospice Care, 1682 Hickory St., Abilene, TX 79601.