Graveside service for Mrs. Ruth Key, age 96, of Fayetteville, TN will be held at 2pm on Sunday, November 27, 2022, at Prospect Cemetery with Dr. Ronnie Gay and Bro. Glenn Hester officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the service.
Ruth was born March 9, 1926, in Huntsville, AL to the late Arthur Lee and Neva Clee Reavis Stevenson. She worked for over 50 years with Blue Ridge Manufacturing and retired as a supervisor. Ruth was a member of Prospect Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, housework, and sewing, Ruth sewed quite a bit over the years, making tablecloths, drapes, bedding, clothing, and many costumes for church plays. After retirement from the workforce, Ruth remained very active, always looking forward to her annual vacations to Gatlinburg. Mrs. Key passed away November 22, 2022, at Donalson Care Center.
Survivors include her nephew, Michael Earl Stevenson of Fayetteville; cousins, Wayne Stevenson of Arlington, VA, Christine Manderson of Fayetteville, JoAnne (Glenn) Hester of Lawrenceburg; and several extended family members and friends. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 50 years, Brady Andrew Key, sister, Wilma Moyers; brothers, Alvie Lee “Bud” Stevenson, Almer Earl Stevenson; cousins, Frances George, Billy Baker, Betty Jo English.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Prospect Baptist Church Building Fund, 32 Prospect Road East, Fayetteville, TN 37334.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Ruth Key.
I am so devastated to hear this news. I have been doing Mrs. Ruth’s hair out at Donaldson for many months now and I loved hearing her stories about her husband and her sister. She was such a joy to my life and others. I will never forget her , ever.
I am so sorry to see this. I just saw Mrs. Ruth Halloween when the resident’s was giving out candy. She had so much fun. We grew up behind the store she and Brady ran. When I was born that was where we lived. Ruth was a beautiful lady and always so happy. I will always remember her beside us as we sat with our mother giving out candy. What a beautiful soul has left us.
Prayers for Ruth’s family I loved her dearly she always called me Dot I used to work with her at Blue Ridge and went to Church with her for years Heaven gained a great lady today RIP Ruth