July 24, 1934 ~ December 31, 2007
Born in: Asheville, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Asheville – Ruth Smith McDonald, 73, passed away Monday, December 31, 2007. A lifelong resident of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Planey and Kathleen McFarland Smith and wife of the late Harry Everette McDonald, who died in 1984. She also was preceded in death by her son, Harry Timothy McDonald in 2003 and her brother, Billy Hugh Smith. Ruth was a lifelong member of Bent Creek Baptist Church where she was active as member and treasurer of the Young at Heart Sunday School Class and Senior Citizens; chairman of the Food Committee; member of the Women’s Ministry Team; serving as a greeter and a member of the counting team, as well as various other committees in the past. She was a retired administrative clerk with American General Insurance. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Karen McDonald of Asheville; sister, Carolyn Hensley and her husband, Pat, of Charlotte, niece, Lynne Barbee of Monroe, NC and two nephews, Bo Knapp of Atlanta and Mike Hensley of Monroe. A memorial service will be held at 12 noon Wednesday at the Bent Creek Baptist Church conducted by the Reverend Tommy Bridges. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until noon at the church.