Ruth Cash Tucker
March 26, 1931 -
June 11, 2018

Visitation

June 15, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service 

June 16, 2018
11:00 AM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mrs. Ruth Cash Tucker, age 87, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 11 AM on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Thomas and Bro. Tim Hall officiating. Burial will follow next to her husband, Lawrence T. Tucker, in Lincoln Cemetery.

Mrs. Tucker was born on March 26, 1931 in Lincoln County, TN to the late J.D. and Ettie Stevenson Cash. She was a member of Howell Hill Church of Christ and worked as a nutritionist at the UT Home Extension Office. Ruth enjoyed cooking and canning. She was a founding member of the Howell Hill Home Demonstration Club. Mrs. Tucker passed away on June 11, 2018 at her residence.

Survivors include her son, Mike Tucker; daughter Susan Bassham; grandchildren, Braden (fiance Ashley Slone) Bassham, Blake Bassham, Ben Bassham, and Shelli (Tony) Howard; and great-grandchildren, Michaela Webb, Tucker Webb, and Greycen Howard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Lucille Haney and Dean Cash.

Visitation with the family will be held at 5 PM until 8 PM on Friday, June 15, 2018, at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Ruth Cash Tucker.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Howell Hill Church of Christ Building Fund, 472 Old Lincoln Rd, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

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19 Comments

  1. Jeff and Lynda Dutton

    Our sincere condolences to a wonderful family.

    Reply
  2. Sherry Lewter Carter

    Mrs. Ruth was such a sweet woman; I’ll miss seeing her at church. I’m so very sorry for her family’s loss!

    Reply
  3. Joel M. Hastings

    It was always a happy day when Miss Ruth came to Blanche School as part of her job with the UT Extension Office. I was always so happy to see her coming in the front day and sad to see her leaving. She was a special lady!

    Reply
  4. Barney Pfaff

    Shelli and family, so sorry to hear about your precious loss. You have and will always be in my heart and continually praying for you and your family. Ruth is a beautiful soul.

    Reply
  5. Pamela Massey

    Shelli I’m so sorry for your loss, I will keep you and the family in my prayers?????

    Reply
  6. Eric R Talavera

    Shelli,
    You and your family will be in our prayers, I am sorry to hear about your loss. You are strong, but know that I am here to help if need be.

    Reply
  7. Colleen Turner

    Shelli, I know how precious your Meme was to you, and how much she filled up your life. I always enjoyed listening to your adventures. She lived every moment to the fullest. I know her death leaves a giant hole in your heart, but I fully believe that she is rejoicing with our King and watching over you and your family. My deepest condolences to you, my friend.

    Reply
  8. Amanda Hearn

    Shelli, I am just now seeing this! I am so very sorry. I know you loved her dearly, and she loved you the same. God bless you all during this time of grievance. I love you my sweet sister.

    Reply
  9. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Shelli,
    Very sorry to hear of the loss of your grandmother. I am keeping the family in my prayers.
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Reply
    • Michelle Tucker Howard

      thank you sweet sister!

      Reply
  10. Billy Gray

    Mike. we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  11. vicki wade

    Susan,
    You are in my heart and I am keeping you and your boys in my prayers. Your sweet mom is in Heaven with your dad now. God will reward you for the constant loving care you gave to her.

    Reply
  12. Julie Mathis Schwarz

    Susan,
    My deepest sympathy for you and your family for the loss of your mother. May God give you peace and comfort during these upcoming difficult times. May your sweet memories see you through.

    Reply
  13. Linda Gatlin

    Susan and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother.. I know she had been in poor health and the struggle had become more challenging. I know you took good care of her and what a blessing that she was able to die at home! She was such a sweet lady, I am so sorry for the pain in your heart. God bless you and all her family at this hard time.

    Reply
  14. Christie and Jon Atkins

    Susan – Your mom was such a sweet lady. We are so sorry for your loss.

    Christie Mitchell Atkins

    Reply
  15. Tara Thomas

    Susan and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. We’ll be praying for y’all during this time. Mrs. Tucker was a sweet lady. I remember when she would come to school to teach us about nutrition. She will be missed.

    Reply
  16. Donnie, Rita Parks, Lavonia Franklin

    Shelli, Mike and family. Sorry to hear about Ms. Ruth. She was a family leader and Christian.

    Reply
    • Michelle Tucker Howard

      Thank you so much! We love y’all.

      Reply
  17. Debra west

    Susan and family. So sorry to hear about Mrs Ruth. She was well loved by many and will be greatly missed! You guys are family to me and love you very much! May God bless you all

    Reply

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19 Comments

  1. Jeff and Lynda Dutton

    Our sincere condolences to a wonderful family.

    Reply
  2. Sherry Lewter Carter

    Mrs. Ruth was such a sweet woman; I’ll miss seeing her at church. I’m so very sorry for her family’s loss!

    Reply
  3. Joel M. Hastings

    It was always a happy day when Miss Ruth came to Blanche School as part of her job with the UT Extension Office. I was always so happy to see her coming in the front day and sad to see her leaving. She was a special lady!

    Reply
  4. Barney Pfaff

    Shelli and family, so sorry to hear about your precious loss. You have and will always be in my heart and continually praying for you and your family. Ruth is a beautiful soul.

    Reply
  5. Pamela Massey

    Shelli I’m so sorry for your loss, I will keep you and the family in my prayers?????

    Reply
  6. Eric R Talavera

    Shelli,
    You and your family will be in our prayers, I am sorry to hear about your loss. You are strong, but know that I am here to help if need be.

    Reply
  7. Colleen Turner

    Shelli, I know how precious your Meme was to you, and how much she filled up your life. I always enjoyed listening to your adventures. She lived every moment to the fullest. I know her death leaves a giant hole in your heart, but I fully believe that she is rejoicing with our King and watching over you and your family. My deepest condolences to you, my friend.

    Reply
  8. Amanda Hearn

    Shelli, I am just now seeing this! I am so very sorry. I know you loved her dearly, and she loved you the same. God bless you all during this time of grievance. I love you my sweet sister.

    Reply
  9. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Shelli,
    Very sorry to hear of the loss of your grandmother. I am keeping the family in my prayers.
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Reply
    • Michelle Tucker Howard

      thank you sweet sister!

      Reply
  10. Billy Gray

    Mike. we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  11. vicki wade

    Susan,
    You are in my heart and I am keeping you and your boys in my prayers. Your sweet mom is in Heaven with your dad now. God will reward you for the constant loving care you gave to her.

    Reply
  12. Julie Mathis Schwarz

    Susan,
    My deepest sympathy for you and your family for the loss of your mother. May God give you peace and comfort during these upcoming difficult times. May your sweet memories see you through.

    Reply
  13. Linda Gatlin

    Susan and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother.. I know she had been in poor health and the struggle had become more challenging. I know you took good care of her and what a blessing that she was able to die at home! She was such a sweet lady, I am so sorry for the pain in your heart. God bless you and all her family at this hard time.

    Reply
  14. Christie and Jon Atkins

    Susan – Your mom was such a sweet lady. We are so sorry for your loss.

    Christie Mitchell Atkins

    Reply
  15. Tara Thomas

    Susan and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. We’ll be praying for y’all during this time. Mrs. Tucker was a sweet lady. I remember when she would come to school to teach us about nutrition. She will be missed.

    Reply
  16. Donnie, Rita Parks, Lavonia Franklin

    Shelli, Mike and family. Sorry to hear about Ms. Ruth. She was a family leader and Christian.

    Reply
    • Michelle Tucker Howard

      Thank you so much! We love y’all.

      Reply
  17. Debra west

    Susan and family. So sorry to hear about Mrs Ruth. She was well loved by many and will be greatly missed! You guys are family to me and love you very much! May God bless you all

    Reply

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