Ruth Geneva Starnes McCully, age 76, of Baileyton, died peacefully with her family by her side Thursday at the home of her daughter.
She was the daughter of the late Walter and Wanda Starnes and the wife of the late Daniel Leete McCully. She was a homemaker and loving mother that enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include four children: Jimmy “Frog” Lawson, Ella Mae and Johnny Christian, Loretta Lynn and T.J. Morgan, Sonya Michelle Barnes and Scott Lowe; son-in-law: Frankie Hinkle; two sisters: Juanita Hartman and JoAnn Hinkle; twelve grandchildren: Harley Gunter and LaShantia Martinez, Cage Lawson, Adonte Lawson, Angel Ferguson, Terry Hinkle, Keshia Hinkle, Shelia Seaton, Jonathon Morgan, Seth Morgan, Anthony Morgan, and Mariah Morgan; several great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter: Shirley Ruth Hinkle; one sister; two brothers.
The family will receive friends from 2 – 4 and 5 – 7 p.m. on Saturday at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Darrel Lawson will officiate. Family and friends will meet at Doughty-Stevens at 9:45 a.m. Sunday to go in procession to Zion Cemetery at Baileyton for the 10:30 a.m. committal service.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Christian, Jonathon and Seth Morgan, Cage and Adonte Lawson, and Terry Hinkle.
The family wishes to express a special thanks to Amedisys Hospice.
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