Ruth Evelyn Willis
Ruth Evelyn Willis, 86, of Fisher passed away Oct. 24, 2021, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was a retired factory worker. Ms. Willis was born Jan. 9, 1935 in Doniphan, Mo., to Samuel and Annie Barnes Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Willis, Jr.; three brothers, Joe Smith, Charlie Smith and Luther Smith; two sisters, Regina Caffrey and Sarah Slocum.
She is survived by three daughters, Nancy Jennings and Rebecca Thomas (Dewayne) of Fisher and Melissa Whiteside (Ricky Gibson) of Jonesboro; one brother, Clarence Smith of Fisher; one sister, Zannie Smith of Lake City; seven grandchildren, Jeremy Jennings, Jerica Woodward, Michael Whiteside, Daniel Whiteside, Christopher Whiteside, Amanda Jameson and Jonathan Jameson; 16 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 10-11 a.m. with the funeral at 11 a.m. at Open Heaven Christian Church in Fisher. Burial was at Fisher Cemetery in Fisher with Pastor Joel Martin officiating. Wilson Funeral Home in Tyronza was in charge.