George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2812 North Highland, Jackson, TN


Ruby Louise Maness Smith

March 25, 1931September 4, 2020

Our beloved Sister and Mother peacefully passed from this world to her Heavenly home on Friday, September 4th, 2020 at 9:00AM.

Ruby Louise Smith was born on March 25th, 1931 in Henderson County, Tennessee. She was the eldest child of Raymond Lawrence Maness and Melinda Ilene "Ila" Gibson.

She was proceeded in death by her husband Albert "Al" Smith, her son, Anthony Ray "Tony" Brittain, her daughter Ruby Lydell Brittain, her brother, Raymond M. "Buddy" Maness, her sister, Katie Sue Maness and her niece Susan Marie Shackelford.

She is survived by her twin daughters Mona Kay Brittain Suggs and Lona Gay Brittain Murdaugh and her husband Mark. Also surviving is her brother Jack B. Maness and his wife Judy and her younger sister and immediate caretaker, Ira Gayle Phillips and her husband Tommy. She was blessed with eight grandchildren, Nathan Brittain, Becca Curland, Jason Tucker, Casey Hairell, Matthew Anthony, Jacob Wray, Tyler Birl and Brooke Jernigan and twenty great grandchildren along with four nieces, four nephews, five great nieces and nine great nephews.

She will be greatly missed as the beloved matriarch of our family. She was 89 years young. Private graveside services will be held Tuesday, September 8th.


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Juanita Barham

September 8, 2020

Lona & Mona, I'm so sorry for your loss. May God wrap His arms around you and your family during this difficult time, and give you peace, comfort and strength. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gayle Blacknall ( Bullock)

September 7, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. She was always kind to me and my family. And I know my Mom loved Louise like a sister. May they both be united in heaven. Love you guys.

Brenda Maness

September 7, 2020

This really hit hard she was a wonderful cousin. But I always called her Aunt Louise to me that is what she was. They don’t get any better than Louise. I was also named after her. Which that I am so proud of. I so wish I had been more like her. I love u Aunt Louise Fly High. I know u are loving on ur Mom, Dad, Children and all the others. No more pain or sorrow just happiness. Is what my heart believes. To Jack, Judy and Gayle, Tommy my heart aches for u allKnow u are in my prayers. Love Brenda Louise Maness. God Bless U all!!


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