Ruth Ellen Pugh, 80, of Burnsville, passed away at home on October 16, 2019.

She was born November 10,1938 in Sutton, a daughter of the late Shirley Mitchell Pettit and Ona J. Duffield Pettit.

Ruth retired from Foamo Company in Akron, OH, where she had worked for 15 years.  She loved to garden and can from her harvest. She was a baker, as well.  She enjoyed going to yard sales and listening to music at local community centers.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Wallace “Pops” Smith;  brothers, Elkins Pettit, George Pettit, Noble Pettit, Lawrence Pettit; and sister, Clara “Toots” Stonestreet.

Ruth is survived by sons, Eugene “Bunker” Smith and wife, Mary Ellen of Frametown, Carl Mitchell Smith of Akron, OH, Daniel Ray Smith also of Akron, OH, and Jack Nathan Smith of Pensacola, FL; brother, Bill Pettit and wife, Lenora of Nebo; grandchildren, Jessica and Olivia Smith, Shaun and Jeremy Smith, Luke and Ethan Smith; and three great grandchildren.

Visitation was held from 6 to 9 p.m. on  Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway. A graveside service was held at noon Monday, October 21 at Duffield Cemetery, Duck with Reverend Johnny Conrad officiating.

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Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.