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Rebecca Ruth Hargis

September 16, 1933 — December 11, 2022

Rebecca Ruth Hargis, 89, of Friendsville, passed away at her home on December 11, 2022.

Ruth was an educator in the Blount County School system for 32 years, teaching at both Porter and Friendsville schools. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ben Hargis.

She is also preceded by parents Leon and Lucille M. Sexton, brothers William and (Mary) Sexton, Donald and (Theresa) Sexton. Brothers and sisters-in-law; Gordon and (Grace) Hargis, Dora Belle and (Jim) Keeble, Florence and (Joe) Williams, Kenneth Calvin Hargis, and granddaughter, Gwendolyn Martin.

She is survived by daughters Bennie Hargis and Amber (Lee) Martin. Grandchildren; Ginger Martin Adams, Samantha (Matt) Andrews, and (Sergio Chapa). Great grandchildren; Brandon Chapa, Kenny Adams, Ande Adams and Sophia Andrews. Nieces and nephews; Andrew (Donna)

Sexton, Mark (Kay) Sexton, Jo Ann (Frank) Knies, Donna (Jeff) Anderson, Mary (Mark) Waters, Steve (Janie) Hargis, Linda (Jim) Hartley, Susan Keeble, Kathy Burton (Cliff Elder), Jim (Rebecca) Keeble, Vivian Williams Bray, and many great-nieces and nephews. Special thank you to Linda Greer, Deborah Hill, caregivers from Home Instead, Blount Senior Care Partners, Blount Memorial Home Health and Hospice Care, and her loving friends and neighbors.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday January 7, 2023, at 2:00 pm, at the Friendsville Friends Church, 503 W Hill Ave, Friendsville TN, led by Rev. Ray Couey. Memorials can be sent to the Union Grove Cemetery Fund, c/o Steve Albright, 4238 Old Niles Ferry Rd. Maryville, TN


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