Alma Ruth Hobbs Howell
Alma Ruth Hobbs Howell, age 88, passed away March 22, 2019 at Life Care Center in Columbia, Tennessee from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
Her parents were the late Edd Lee Hobbs and Eura Jane McClure Hobbs. She was married to Dewey Thomas Howell for 60 years at the time of his death in 2008. In addition to her parents and husband, she is predeceased by: brothers and sisters: Dr. James Nathaniel (Kathleen) Hobbs, Maumie (James) Gibbons, Garfield (Mildred) Hobbs, Lila Mae (Elonzo) Shook, Fannie Lee (Calvin) Wilburn, Derothy (Wilson) Neal, Dorothy Jane (Cecil) Howell.
She was born June 8, 1930 in Pulaski, Tennessee. She lived in the Scotts Hill Community of Giles County her entire life. She was a graduate of Bodenham High School and was a member of Scotts Hill Baptist Church, where she had served in earlier years as a Children’s Sunday School teacher and song leader. Alma Ruth had the heart of a pioneer, being her happiest when she was working on the family farm.
Survivors include four children: Patricia Ann (Larry) Hazelwood, Brenda Gail (Billy) Kennedy, Toby (Connie) Howell, and Ricky Lynn Howell; grandchildren: Barry Lynn Garner, Teresa Marks, Tammy Bowden, Jessica Lynn Flood, Jamie McCluskey, Gwen Howell, Kelly Howell, and Carly Howell; great-grandchildren: Karrie Lynn Garner, Kody Garner, Zachary Thomas Garner, Kade Bowden, Konner Bowden, Riley McMillan, Carli McMillan, Lillian McCluskey, and Emma Howell; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and a devoted nephew she loved like a son: Joe Howell.
Funeral services for Alma Ruth Hobbs Howell were held Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Carr & Erwin Funeral Home in Pulaski, TN with Bob McIlwain officiating. Burial followed at Scotts Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Family and friends served as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers were: Joe Howell, Kay Holley, Dymple Smith, Dr. Gibran Naddy, Wayne Bee, Wade Wilburn, Wayne Franks, Dr. Tom Davis, Shannon and Troy Braxter, and Rubye Hill. Memorial Donations may be made to: the J. Marlin Goodman Scholarship Fund (Former Principal of Bodenham High School) C/O Michael Burns, 204 Puryear Road, Pulaski TN 38478 or to the Scotts Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Delene Longshore, 739 Lee Chapman Road, Pulaski TN 38478.