Cover photo for Bobbye Ruth Smith's Obituary
Bobbye Ruth Smith Profile Photo
1934 Bobbye 2018

Bobbye Ruth Smith

December 1, 1934 — July 20, 2018

Bobbye Ruth Hood Smith passed away peacefully at her home in Citronelle, Alabama on Friday, July 20, 2018. She was born to Elizabeth Ruth and William Moody Hood in Slate Springs, Mississippi on December 1, 1934. She retired from South Alabama Utilities after 33 years of service and was very active in the community as a member of the First Baptist Church in Citronelle and Cross Point Baptist Church, Citronelle Garden Club, Citronelle Woman’s Club and Citronelle Senior Citizens. She was married to Ira I. Smith, Sr. for 57 years until his death in 2011. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Roland Hood; and grandsons, Andin Paul Rowell and Justin Taylor Billa. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Ken Smith (Denise), Joy Newsome (Pete) and Ira Smith, Jr. (Fran); grandchildren, Jay Rowell (Sonia), Rick Newsome (Brittany), Shelly Matherne, Erin Billa, Brent Smith, Kurt Smith (Diana), Kendell Lewis (Mark) and Karlee Smith; great grandchildren, Toby, Oakley, Jonathan, Reed, Ethan, Tristan, Avian, Taylor, Amelia, Cullen, Michael, Kaden and Maddie; brother, Bill Hood (Nan); a devoted sister-in-law, Audrey Smith; special friend and caregiver, LeAnn James; her sweet puppy, Bella; other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 9am until the 11am funeral service on Monday, July 23, 2018 at Cross Point Baptist Church with Dr. Eddie Bates officiating. Burial will be in Pine Crest Cemetery. If friends desire, contributions may be made to the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 91294, Mobile AL. 36691. Online condolences may be given at Freeman Funeral Home – Citronelle, Alabama.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Bobbye Ruth Smith, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, July 23, 2018

Starts at 9:00 am (Central time)

Reed's Chapel Baptist Church

5842 Topton Rd, McIntosh, AL 36553

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Monday, July 23, 2018

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Cross Point Baptist Church

8395 W State St, Citronelle, AL 36522

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 9

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree