Ruth Mae Hutchison, 79, of Leachville, wife of James Robert "Bob" Hutchison, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in the Childress Community, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Lona Foust Phillips and was a life-long Leachville area resident. She was a member of the Milligan Ridge Baptist Church and was a former study hall supervisor at Leachville High School.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Kathy Hutchison of Paragould, Randy and Monda Hutchison of Black Oak, Scott and Beth Hutchison of Hornersville; a sister, Bertha Walker of Poplar Bluff; five grandchildren, Brian Hutchison, Amy Woodside, Chad Hutchison, Katie Hutchison and Becca Hutchison; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today (Tuesday) at Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Waymon Holt, Rev. Matthew Woodside and Rev. Nathan Primm officiating. Burial will be in the Leachville Cemetery.
The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.
Pallbearers will be Keith and Kathy Hutchison, Randy and Monda Hutchison, Scott Hutchison and Chas Hutchison.