Ruth Curtis

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Ruth Curtis

    Mrs. Ruth Nickerson Curtis, 73, of Raven Lane, Murphy, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Erlanger Western Carolina Medical Center following an extended illness.
    Mrs. Curtis was born June 7, 1946, in Belfast, Maine, the daughter of the late Kenneth Nickerson and Alice Reynolds Nickerson.
    Ruth made her home in Murphy the past 10 years. She loved reading, bowling, playing bingo and watching games shows on TV.
    Ruth was a loving and caring mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother.
    She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James Curtis in 2011.
    Ruth was of the Christian faith.
    Surviving Mrs. Curtis are two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Steve Haynes of Hudson, Fla., and Terry and Martin Gunn of Murphy; one brother, Kenneth Nickerson of Belfast, Maine; five grandchildren, Michael Haynes, Robert Kendrick Jr., Brittany Trull, Tyson Haynes, Samuel Kendrick; four great-grandchildren, James Trull, Ella Trull, Addie Jo Kendrick and Mason Kendrick; and many other relatives and friends also survive.
    As per Ruth’s wishes, no services are planned.
    In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests donations may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital in Ruth’s memory.
    Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of arrangements.
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