(WEDOWEE) Ruth Holmes Kirby, 94, of Wedowee died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at her home.

There will be a private memorial service at a later date.

A Wedowee native, Mrs. Kirby was born May 21, 1926, the daughter of Joseph Onward and Irma Estelle Bailey Kirby. She and her husband co-owned and operated Kirby Service Station.

Survivors include her two daughters, Dena Wise (Kenneth) of Knoxville, Tenn., and Margie Hudson of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; son, Joseph Shellie Kirby (Heather) of Palatka, Fla.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister, Wilda Harris of Grady. Mrs. Kirby was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Frank Kirby; daughter, Jenell Kirby; sisters, Luree Benefield and Sarah Holmes; and brother, Harold Holmes.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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