Naomi "Ruth" Smith Josey - LITTLE ROCK, AR/GLENNVILLE - Naomi "Ruth" Smith Josey passed away Thursday, August 5, 2010 in North Little Rock, AR after a short battle with cancer. Ruth was the daughter of Minnie E. (Strickland) and James P. Smith, born June 27, 1930 in Savannah. She grew up in the Hinesville, Georgia area, later moving to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. After the death of her husband, John, Ruth returned to Glennville where she lived for eighteen years and was an active member of the Glennville First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John L. Josey and brothers, James P. Smith, Jr. and Valdemar E. (Lillian) Smith. Survivors include her daughter, Johnna J. (Jerry) Davis, granddaughters, Danniell N. (Joseph) Homan, and Chrissie L. Davis, two great-grandsons, Jackson Homan and Charles Homan all of Sherwood, AR. She is also survived by niece, Valerie E. (Ted) Brown and nephew, James E. (Della) Smith both of DeRidder, LA. Other survivors include her extended family of cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, and her special friend, Angel. The family would like to extend thanks to all of Ruth's many loving friends and relatives for the numerous calls, cards and prayers that meant so much to her in her final days. Also, thanks to the kind caregivers at Robinson Nursing Home in North Little Rock, AR. And, a special thanks to her dear friend, Lana Harvey. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 pm, Monday, August 9, 2010 at Brannen Kennedy Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at the Chapel of Brannen Kennedy Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hinesville Cemetery. Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Home Glennville Chapel Savannah Morning News August 8, 2010 Please sign our Guest Book at .

Published in Savannah Morning News on August 8, 2010