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Ruth Virginia Stephens

June 28, 1925 — October 27, 2018

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, Ruth Virginia Craven Stephens, age 93, passed away in Kennesaw, GA after a long illness.

She was born in Cullman, Alabama on June 28, 1925 a daughter of the late Roy and Nora Irene Latta Craven. Mrs. Stephens lived most of her life in Cedartown until 6 years ago when she moved to Kennesaw, GA to live with her daughter and son in law, Sara and Larry Robinson. She enjoyed spending time with family, reading her Bible, listening to gospel hymns, quilting, gardening, canning vegetables, vacationing in the mountains, shopping and eating good meals. She was a long-standing member of Pine Bower Baptist Church of Cedartown and member of the Senior Ladies Bible class. She will always be remembered for being a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend to all.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Roy and Nora Irene Craven; husband of 52 years, Elbert Stephens; son, Douglas Stephens; grandchildren, Stevie Stephens and Selena Robinson; brothers: John and Dewey Craven and sister, Hazel Brown.

Survivors include her children: Virginia (David) Hooper, Donnie (Peggy) Stephens, Gary Stephens and Sara (Larry) Robinson; siblings: Gary (Jean) Craven, Betty Jordan and Sandy Peretta; grandchildren: Scott Stephens, Carey Fikes, Dondra Blackwell, Brent Hooper, Carla Moody, Leah Ashmore and Marc Robinson; 11 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of Smith & Miller Funeral Home with her former pastor Rev. Charles “Chuck” Garner officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Bower Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will include: Jeff Craven, Marc Robinson, Wendell Etheridge, Garrett Ashmore, Ryan Ashmore and Mike Green. Addison and Owen Blackwell will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will gather at Smith & Miller Funeral Home Thursday, November 1, 2018 where they will receive friends beginning at 12:00 noon until the funeral hour.

The Smith & Miller Funeral Home of Cedartown is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Ruth Virginia Stephens.

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