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Ruth (Elliott) White

October 10, 1932 ~ July 8, 2022 (age 89)


Ruth Elliott White, age 89 of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday, July 8, 2022 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 12:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Lee Cemetery in Coopertown with Tony Traughber, Stephen Highsmith, Lawson Highsmith, David Evans, Kenny White, and Carney Felts serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 until 8 PM and Wednesday from 11 AM until the hour of service.

Mrs. White was born October 10, 1932 in Springfield to the late Jerome and Maggie Lee Elliott, Sr. She was a member of North Springfield Baptist Church and formerly a longtime member of Flewellyn Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Coopertown High School class of 1950 and then spent her life as a homemaker, caring for her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Richard “Buddy” White; brothers, Jerome, Jr., Odell, Ferrell, and Jimmy Elliott; and sisters, Helen Elliott, Annie Biggers, Frances Dowlen, Bessie Petty, and Edna Farmer.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Cherie White of Springfield; daughter and son-in-law, Lex and Rick Highsmith of Springfield; granddaughter, Bethany White; step-grandchildren, Stephen Highsmith and Stephanie (David) Evans; and step-great grandchildren, Lawson Highsmith, Emma Evans, and Jackson Evans.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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July 12, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Robertson County Funeral Home
2201 Memorial Blvd
Springfield, TN 37172

July 13, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Robertson County Funeral Home
2201 Memorial Blvd
Springfield, TN 37172

Funeral Service
July 13, 2022

12:00 PM
Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County


Lee Cemetery
TN, US 37172

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