Ruetta Close

74 year old Ruetta Close of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dave Carden, Jonathan Willoughby, and Mike Gay will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Savage and Nancy Luna Kirby and a brother, Clyde Kirby. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Paul Close of Smithville. Two sons, Phillip and his wife Sue Close of Smithville and Richard and his wife Gina Close of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Shane and her husband Kevin Pitts of South Carolina, Chris and his wife Kelly Close of Murfreesboro, Caden Close and Conner Close both of Smithville. Two brothers, Edward and his wife Joyce Kirby of McMinnville and Virgil and his wife Martelia Kirby of Smithville. Two sisters, Dale Reynolds of Hermitage and Joe Puckett of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Please make all donations in memory of Mrs. Ruetta to the Mount Herman Baptist Church Building Fund, in lieu of flowers.

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