Ruth Doty Simpson

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector for Ruth Doty Simpson, 84, of Athens, Tenn., who died Saturday, Dec. 22, at the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville. Jim McKeel will officiate.

A native of Pontiac, Mich., she was a daughter of the late John B. Doty Sr. and Hazel Wickware Doty.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles D. Simpson Jr., and was a member of the Church of Christ at Sweetwater since 1983. She served as a licensed practical nurse with the Dunklin County Memorial Hospital in Kennett and Paragould Community Hospital in Paragould for several years until her retirement.

Survivors include one daughter, Rebecca E. Love of Athens; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Charles D. Simpson of Athens, Robert M. and Marilyn Simpson of Ten Mile and Dr. Joseph E. and Katherine Simpson of Knoxville; four granddaughters, Sarah Whiteman, Rachel Chinchilla, Mika Davis and Marla Simpson, and one grandson, Greg Love.