Ruth T. Smith, 95

Ruth T. Smith, 95, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Bishopville, Md., died Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. She was born March 7, 1923, in Willards, Md., daughter of the late George R. Parsons and Blanche (Kenney) Parsons.

She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Bishopville and of the Laurel (Del.) Senior Center.

In addition to her parents, Smith was preceded in death by her first husband, Calvin Tull, in 1976; her second husband, Walter Smith, in 1994; two brothers, John and Oliver Parsons; and a sister, Mildred Ball. She is survived by her children, Lois A. Rodney of Millsboro, David C. Tull of Bishopville and Sherry R. Twigg of Roxana, Del.; a stepdaughter, Pamela Messick; a sister, Marie Simpkins of Salisbury, Md.; and six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

A funeral service was to be held March 10, 2019, at Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville, Del., with the Rev. Paul Sherwood and Bob Benson officiating. Burial was to follow at Bishopville (Md.) Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bishopville Cemetery; P.O. Box 62; Bishopville, MD 21813. Condolences may be sent online at