Ruth Green Isbill
Dec 21, 2013
Ruth Green Isbill
Dec. 21, 2013
Ruth Green Isbill, 90, of Etowah, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Life Care Center of Athens.
A daughter of the late Joe and Hattie Green, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Isbill; sisters, June McClary and Frances Wear; and brother, Joe \"Wheeler\" Green.
Mrs. Isbill and her husband were active in the business community, from raising beef and dairy cattle and owning a grocery business, mobile home sales business, and a motel and car lot to remodeling homes and rental property through the years. During her early married life, Mrs. Isbill worked at Miller\'s Department Store and in the Etowah City School System as a kindergarten and Head Start teacher. The latter part of her career was spent at Happy Daze, a day care center that she owned. Although busy, Mrs. Isbill always made time for others, taking countless meals to families and helping those in need. Family, faith and friends were precious to her. She was a wonderful mother to her children and \"Ninnie\" to her grandchildren. Mrs. Isbill enjoyed showing Tennessee Walking Horses and later in life traveling with Knoxville Tours. She was a faithful member at North Etowah Baptist Church.
Survivors include children and spouses, Robin and Greg Cater, Chuck and Kathy Isbill, and Betti Gravelle; grandchildren, Carley Price, Jo Bethany Rigas, Shae Tuggle, Paige Dawson, Hailee Stuckey and Jade Michael; great-grandchildren, Tucker Price, Braxton, Hudson and Cullen Michael, Andrew and Holden Starkey, and Hunter and Brandt Sutherland; brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Mary Ruth Green; and sister, Polly Stanberry.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23, in the South Chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Cater officiating.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Monday prior to the service.
Interment will follow the service in Green Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Steve Green, Mike Stanley, Emory Thomas, Randy Brock, Carl Stedham, and Lacklan Powell.
Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to The Alzheimer\'s Association, 7625 Hamilton Park Dr. Suite 22, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
If you are unable to attend, you may sign the guest registry at www.bordwinefuneralhome.com
Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah is in charge of arrangements.