Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home

5800 W 12Th St, Little Rock, AR


Ruth Smith

February 8, 1925November 5, 2019

Ruth Inez Smith 94 of Little Rock was born February 8, 1925 and passed away November 5, 2019. Ruth retired from Southwestern Bell/AT&T (as she liked to say) after 44 years 6 months and 26 days. She was the longest attending member of Calvary Baptist Church where she taught children’s Sunday school classes for many years and worked in the Mother’s Day out program. Although Ruth never married nor had children of her own, she helped raise and nurture many children while teaching Sunday School classes, babysitting and with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents Harry & Mary Smith, four brothers, one sister, one niece and one nephew. She is survived by nephews William Smith, Dennis (Linda) Smith, Clay (Marie) Howard, Jerry Douglass (Lois), nieces Rosemary (Don) Pitzer, Marilyn Howard, Judy (Buzz) Goetsch, Patty (Scott) Baird, Avanell Rail, several great nieces and nephews and many friends. Our special thanks to the aides, staff and friends at Andover and also to Kindred Hospice. Per Ruth’s request, please make memorials to Calvary Baptist Church, 5700 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR 72207. Visitation will be on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home at 9:00 am with funeral services following at 10:00 am. Burial will be in Roselawn memorial Park.


  • Braden Howard
  • Clay Howard
  • Matt Rail
  • Steve Rail
  • Bill Smith
  • Dennis Smith


  • Visitation Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 9, 2019


Ruth Smith

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Debbie Margrave Dority

November 7, 2019

So sorry to read of her passing, Miss Ruth was my first Service Assistant, trained me to be a long-distance operator as an SWBT newbie summer 1972. All good memories because she was so patient and dedicated to her job. Keeping her family in my prayers.