Ruth Ellen Tanner

Thursday, August 13, 2020
Ruth Ellen Tanner

Ruth Ellen Tanner, 91, of Piggott, Ark., passed away August 8, 2020, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark.

She was born on July 16, 1929, in Piggott, and was the daughter of Louie and Lela (Allman) Thompson.

Ruth was united in marriage to Tim Junior Tanner on Jan. 25, 1948, and he preceded her in death on September 22, 2017.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Jerry William Tanner; infant daughter; father, Louie Thompson; mother, Lela Thompson; and brother, Billy Thompson.

Ruth was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and retired from the Piggott Public Library after serving the community for 20 years.

Survivors include her sons, Jackie Lynn Tanner and wife Connie of Piggott and Jeffrey Neal Tanner of Piggott; daughters, Sandy Toombs of Burleson, Tex. and Latraca Moore of Piggott; grandchildren, Chad Donner and wife Kimberly of Piggott, Melanie Stillings and husband Troy of Burleson, Tex., Chase Tanner of Benbrook, Tex., Bradley Lynn Tanner of Rutherford, Tenn., Justin Tanner of Bradford, Tenn., Tori Tanner of Piggott, Joshua Tanner of Piggott and Brooke Moore of Conway, Ark.; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Sophie, Ian, Luke, Madalyne, Audry, Sophia, Max, Slade, Vivian, Blakley and Camden; brother, Ed Thompson of Piggott; and many other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug.13, at the Piggott Cemetery, in Piggott, with Kenny Burns officiating. Burial followed in Piggott Cemetery, in Piggott. Pallbearers were Chad Donner, Chase Tanner, Bradley Lynn Tanner, Justin Tanner, Joshua Tanner and Gregg Moore.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, of Piggott, was in charge of the arrangements.