Weaver Funeral Home

5815 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN


Ruth Elizabeth Scates

January 23, 1928May 4, 2020

“Ruth Elizabeth (Gurley) Scates Ruth Scates, 92, passed away May 4, 2020 at her home. Preceded in death by her son, Bill Scates; father, Henry Scates; mother, Minnie Scates; brothers, Frank and Bud Scates; sisters, Marie Scates, Lucille Burgess, and Susie Hackney. Survived by sisters, Emmogene Edgemon and Mary Ann Wilson; sister-in-law Pearl Scates; step grandchildren Ame White and Stacy Griffith; step great grandchildren Jacob, Sarah, Rachel, and Hemi; and several great great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She will be dearly missed by all. Ruth retired from FW Woolworth after 39 years as manager. She was a member of Solway Baptist Church. Viewing/visitation will be Thursday May 7, 2020 from 1 to 4 PM at Weaver Funeral Home on Western Avenue, Knoxville at your convenience due to Covid 19. Graveside service will be at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens, 160 Edgemoor Rd, Powell, TN on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 1 PM with Shannon Stone officiating.” Condolences are welcome at weaverfuneralservices.com

Weaver Funeral Home 5815 Western Ave. Knoxville, TN 37921


  • Call at Convenience

    Thursday, May 7, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, May 8, 2020


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Alice Hackney

May 7, 2020

Jim and I are so sad to hear of Ruth's passing. We always looked forward to seeing her and having her come to family get-togethers when we visited Susie. Always looking her best with a smile, and a sweet, gentle spirit that was contagious. She will be missed by all, for sure, and I will be forever grateful for her friendship and her acceptance of me in her family. Rest in peace, Ruth. Love to her family in the days to come...


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