by Paul Adkins
LOGAN, W.Va. — Rutha Mae Davis, 83, of Logan, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2012, after a long illness.
Born March 17, 1929, in Stirrat, she was a daughter of the late John and Blanche Hale Smith. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Robert “Bob” Davis; three brothers, Arlie Franklin Smith, John Lee Smith and Wallace Dale Smith; one sister, Elizabeth Cleo Smith; one sister-in-law, Audrey Smith, and one nephew, David Smith.
Rutha was a member of the Stirrat Community Church, Eastern Star, and was postmaster for Switzer Post Office for a number of years.
Survivors include two brothers, Earl (Linda) Smith of Stirrat, and Robert (Gloria) Smith of Logan; one sister and brother-in-law, Diana Smith Farley and Harlis Farley of Stirrat; two daughters, Cheryl Davis Addair of Logan and Susan Davis of Virginia; one step-son, Bo Burwell of Florida; two grandsons, John Luke Addair, and Jakob Addair, both of Chapmanville; one granddaughter, Kiben Davis, now living in Indiana; a number of nieces and nephews and many friends.
Rutha loved meeting people and going to various events with family and friends. She was in the Bowling League for quite a few years, and enjoyed her time in Eastern Star as well as being the postmaster of Switzer Post Office. She loved the color green, had a bit of Irish in her family and the fact she was born on St. Patrick’s Day always made her happy and very proud to celebrate it. She also loved to read mysteries, crime drama and romance.
At her request, she was cremated and a small memorial service for her was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, at Stirrat Community Church followed by her burial at Highland Memory Garden.
Rest in peace and know you are always loved and will always be missed.
Information supplied by family.
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