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Ruth Smith Yarbrough

September 22, 1944June 3, 2021
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Ruth Smith Yarbrough, age 76, of Montgomery, Alabama passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021. Ruth was born September 22, 1944 to Howard and Gertrude Smith. An administrative assistant to the Executive Director of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, Ruth was known throughout the state for her support role to Dr. Troy Morrison and other leaders. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Gertrude Smith; her brothers, Reedie Smith, John D. Smith, Douglas Smith and Jerry Wayne Smith and her sisters-in-law, Carolyn Smith, LaRue Smith and Dot Smith. Mrs. Yarbrough is survived by her husband of 55 years, Hugh Terry Yarbrough Sr.; her children, Hugh Terry Yarbrough, Jr., Quito, Ecuador; Kevin Paul (Jennifer) Yarbrough, Advance, NC; Steven Joel Yarbrough, Melbourne, FL; granddaughter Leslie Caroline Yarbrough; and her siblings, James Roy (Dorothy) Smith, AR; Marie (Ralph) Smith, Verbena, AL, and Idis (David) Edwards, Verbena, AL.

A visitation for Ruth will be held Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Leak Memory Chapel, 945 Lincoln Rd, Montgomery, Alabama 36109, followed by a celebration of life service at 11:00 AM. Services will conclude with a family only committal at Alabama Heritage Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ruth's memory may be made to Alabama Baptist Children's Home, 2681 Rocky Ridge Lane, Birmingham, AL 35216, www.alabamachild.org.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Leak-MC.com for the Yarbrough family.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Family Only Committal

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Suellen Lee

June 8, 2021

I met Ruth and her family at Taylor Road Baptist Church. Our children were involved in many of the same activities and Ruth and I were in the choir. I loved her quick wit and her organizational abilities plus her loving nature. She became a good friend.
Sympathies to her family at this time. I know they will miss her!!

nancy c green

June 7, 2021

At Verbena High School, Verbena, Alabama I well remember the two Smith girls - Idis and Ruth! They were excellent role models for all undergraduates !! Prayers for Ruth's family and other friends at this loss. A very wise young man told me once - Momma, you and Daddy were happily married for almost 39 years. He never belonged to you or me, but to God. God was ready to call Joe F. Green home..........God's Plan always and our Faith in His Plan.

Mary Sue Bennett

June 7, 2021

Be assured of my thoughts and prayers for Terry and the other family members. Ruth was a great co-worker in the Executice Office. Many fond memories of days past! Grateful for her friendship!

Cindy Parrish

June 7, 2021

What a special lady Ruth was. When I came to the State Board of Missions 20 years ago, she was one who stood out for being so kind and welcoming to this newbie at the time. And that was just Ruth... a sweet and caring individual who loved the Lord and loved people. She will surely be missed. Praying for Hugh and all of the family.

Judy Duncan

June 6, 2021

I was privileged to have known Ruth for many years beginning back at Eastern Hills Baptist Church and very blessed to get to work with her at the SBOM. It was my honor to be one of the 6 in the "lunch Bunch" and we shared many fun times at our lunches & then the breakfasts together. She was such a witty, fun & beautiful friend and one of my prayer warriors I could count on in my times of need. I will miss her so much and loved her dearly. I'm praying for Terry, Hugh, Steven, Kevin & the other family members during these difficult days. There's one more beautiful angel in Heaven & we will see her again one day!

Virginia Gardner

June 6, 2021

I will never forget the years working together at the SBOM in Montgomery. I will also remember the times the "lunch bunch", we 6, went out for lunch on our birthdays and monthly breakfasts and the special times we all had together. We always counted on each other as pray warriors when we needed those times of prayer. I will miss her. I loved her. See you again in Glory! Virginia Gardner

Benita Slight

June 6, 2021

Uncle Terry, Hugh, Steven and Kevin
I will always remember Aunt Ruth’s sweet smile and laugh. She was a blessing to our families and her kind spirit will be missed. Prayers for God’s grace to give each of you comfort and strength in the days to come.

Cheryl Jarrell

June 5, 2021

Ruth and her family were long time dental patients of ours. No sweeter people exist than these. So sorry to read of her passing. Prayers for Terry and their sons and families.

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