Obituary: Clara Ruth Smith Richardson

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Clara Ruth Smith Richardson, 89, of Petersburg, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at NHC Oakwood.

Mrs. Richardson was a native of Lincoln County. She was a housewife and a member of the First Baptist Church of Petersburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard Anthony and Alma Ida Smith; husband, Fred Landess Richardson Sr.; sisters, Daisy Johnson, Dot McAlister, Elizabeth Warren, and Jean Smith; and grandson, Donnie Ray Richardson.

She is survived by her sons, Fred (Joyce) Richardson Jr., Larry (Pat) Richardson, Kenneth (Nancy) Richardson, and Gerry (Cathie) Richardson, all of Petersburg, and Leon Richardson of Lewisburg; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the First Baptist Church of Petersburg with Bro. Doug Brown and Bro. William York officiating, followed by burial in Old Orchard Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.