Mary Ruth Bendall Hovater, age 84, Tuscumbia, Alabama died at Helen Keller Hospital on Friday, February 08, 2013. She was born on July 02, 1928, and was raised in the Waco Community in Franklin County, she also called Rockwood & Russellville home before moving to Tuscumbia.
The visitation will be from 1-3 pm Sunday, February 10, 2013 at Akins Funeral Home, Russellville, AL prior to the 3 pm funeral service with Bro. Stanley Hargett officiating. Interment will be in Knights of Pythias Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton; son, Danny; granddaughter, Heather May; parents, Wallace & Ruth Bendall; brother, John Wallace (Buddy) Bendall.
She leaves to miss her and to cherish her memory a daughter, Connie (Danny) Johnson; 2 granddaughters, Penelope (Eddie) Austin & LeKita Rice; 5 great grandchildren, Stephen & Scott May, Daniel, LeTeashea & Zach Wilkinson; 5 wonderful brothers & sisters, Bobby (Rena) Bendall, Charles (Mary Lee) Bendall, Tommy (Sue) Bendall, Doris Dill, & June (Jerome) Greene. Others who will remember her often in the days ahead are very special friend, Crystal Wilkerson, the Mt. Star Homemakers Club friends, extended Hovater family, adopted family of friends & workers at Cottage of the Shoals (yes they adopted her and she adopted them) & a lot of long time friends.
She was a member of Southside Baptist Church, Russellville, AL.
Her family would like to thank everyone for loving on her.