Ruth B. Smith

Published 10:25 am Thursday, April 7, 2016

KILL DEVIL HILLS – Ruth Bracy Baker Smith, age 87, died peacefully at Spring Arbor Assisted Living of Kill Devil Hills, NC on Monday April 4, 2016.

Mrs. Smith was born to Odie Lawrence Bracy and wife Eugenia Parker Bracy on July 11, 1928 in Hertford County, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Graham Arnold Baker; her second husband, Bobby Smith; as well as her parents, five brothers and a sister.

Over the years prior to her retirement Mrs. Smith worked for Ahoskie Manufacturing Company, Kellwood Company, the Tomahawk Restaurant for her brothers Odie and Randy Bracy and Smith Plumbing Company with her husband Bobby Smith. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ahoskie.

Her survivors include her son Ronald G. Baker and his wife, Clara R. Baker; her son Jerry L. Baker and his wife, Elizabeth A. Baker; her grandson, Ronald Graham “Grae” Baker, Jr.; her granddaughters, Erin Baker Fritsch and Carole Baker Morton; and her great grandchildren Levi Morton, Penelope Morton, Walker Fritsch, Baker Fritsch and Kamryn Baker.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ahoskie Cemetery. The family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Ahoskie.

Massey Funeral Home of Aulander, NC is in charge of arrangements.