Mildred Ruth Smith Roper, age 86, of Rutherfordton passed away on Tuesday June 12, 2018.
Ruth was a native of Rutherford County, the widow of the late Charles Hoyle Roper and daughter of the late Major George Smith and Bertha Melton Smith.
Those left to cherish her memory include her son Marty (Melissa) Roper and granddaughter of Greenville, SC, daughter Tammy (Bobby) Dailey and granddaughter of Spartanburg; brother Clyde Smith and sister Corene McDaniel; half/ brothers, Dewey, Harold, Morris, J.B. and Clay Smith; half/sister Doris Elliott.
In addition to her husband and parents Ruth was preceded in death by her brothers Eldon, James and Oliver Smith; sister Blanche Brock and half/brother Max Smith.
Funeral services were conducted at Mt. Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Kenneth Brock, Rev. Charles McClure and Rev. Eric Reedy officiated. Burial was held in the church cemetery. A memorial service was held at Word of Faith Fellowship in Spindale.
The family request memorial contributions should be made in honor of Ruth to Rutherford Regional Medical.
Crowe's Mortuary is assisting the family.