Mrs. Ruth Lee Armstrong Wilkes, age 66, died Thursday, September 7, 2006, at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia, TN. She was a native of Marshall County, TN, and the daughter of the late Margaret Hall. She was a member of the Bellafant Tabernacle Baptist Church, also served as a Mother of the Church, and was retired from Lasko Metal Products. She was preceded in death by a late husband, Frank Armstrong, two brothers, Wallace & Richard, one sister Minnie Taylor, two sons, Stacey and Terry Armstrong. Survivors include her husband James Wilkes of Columbia, TN, five daughters, Margaret Davis of Memphis, TN, Bessie Claude and Dorothy Armstrong both of Franklin, TN, Frances Polk of Columbia, TN, and Frankie Armstrong of Lewisburg, TN, three sons, James Armstrong of Shelbyville, TN, Tracy and Leslie Armstrong of Nashville, TN. Fifteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren , a devoted cousin Mary Tears of Lewisbuerg, TN, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Family visitation was held Sunday, September 10, 2006 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bellafant Tabernacle Baptist Church in Columbia, TN.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 11, 2006 at 1 p.m. at Bellafant Tabernacle Baptist Church in Columbia, TN. Burial was in the Ezell Cemetary in Cornersville, TN.