Ruth D. Williams

Ruth Dean (Weese) Bishop Williams, 82, former long-time resident of Knobel, passed away Nov. 7, at Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Pocahontas. Mrs. Williams was born in Knobel on Nov. 1, 1934, the oldest daughter of Ralph Henry and Ardelar (Wilson) Weese. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, camping, sewing and quilting. She was a member of the Corning Chapter Order of Eastern Star and also the Ruby Chapter in Hardy. She was a past Worthy Matron of Knob Order of Eastern Star. She was a member of the Rock Springs United Methodist Church in Knob. On March 5, 1960, she married her husband of 44 years, Donald Eugene Williams, in Knobel. He preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 2005. She is survived by her son Ralph Eugene Bishop of Pocahontas, IL.; daughters Sarah Jane Stephens of Cherokee Village, Teresa Ann Williams (Floyd) Hancock of Pocahontas; step-son Loyd Baker of Walnut, MS; son-in-law Eddie Stephens of Corning; daughter-in-law Betty Bishop of Columbia, IL.; grandchildren Joey Foutch of Columbia, IL, Rachel Bishop of Saint Louis, MO, Randy Bishop of Brownstown, IL, Justin Stephens of Corning, Stacey Stephens of Ash Flat, Logan (SaraJane) Hancock of Monticello, Alisha (Hunter) Hancock Snell Hunter of Jones- boro; great-granddaughter Mckinlee Stephens of Ash Flat; step-grandchildren Heath Stephens, Heather Stephens Taylor, RL Baker, Shiela Baker Collums, Daniel Baker, John Baker, Tommy Baker; sisters Anna Hawkins of Corning, Esther Jones of Imboden; sister-in-laws Betty Weese and Ruby Williams both of Knobel, Marie Hickman of Corning; brother and sisterin- law Dewayne and Linda Weese of Paragould; four nieces; twelve nephews; many other special family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one brother; one sister; three nieces; and two nephews. Visitation was held Wed. at Ermert Funeral Home in Corning with graveside services following at Hosea Cemetery in Knobel, with Milburn Teasley officiating. Pallbearers were Dusty Kirby, Alisha Hancock, Logan Hancock, Joey Foutch, Randy Bishop, Jonathan Weese. Memorials may be made to Knobel Cemetery Association, PO Box 129, Knobel, AR 72435 or Alzheimer’s Arkansas, 201 Markham Center Dr., Little Rock, AR 72205. 29t1p

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