Mary Ruth Powers Hussey 81, died Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her family.
Funeral Service will be 3:00 PM, Friday, January 11, 2013 at Smyrna United Methodist Church, where she was a member, with the Reverend Tal Madison and Reverend Edwin Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Hussey was a native of Moore County. Ruth worked at Robbins Mill and for years on the family poultry farm with husband, Richard. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a faithful member of her church, with a warm smile and kind word for everyone each Sunday. Ruth was a daughter of the late Eli and Lula Hussey Powers . She was preceded in death by her sisters: Colene Brown, Carene Yow, brothers: Randall Powers, John Earlie Powers and Robert Powers..
Ruth is survived by her husband of 54 years, Richard, daughter: Donna Ward and husband David of Carthage, grandchildren: Jordan and Bryson, brother: Ralph Powers and many special nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Kennedy Funeral Home, Robbins, NC and at other time at the home.
Memorials may be made to Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 203 Smyrna Church Road, Robbins, NC 27325 or FirstHealth Hospice,150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374
Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Hussey family.
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  1. I will truly miss this great sweet lady, such an inspiration to us all. She was always so kind and thoughtful. Loved her smile and generosity to all. Prayers going up for you her family, we love you all. Doretha, David, Alisha, Katie and Brandon

  2. Uncle Bill, Donna, David, Jordan and Bryson and Sarah Lou and Powers family, we love you and we will be praying for you in the days to come.
    We surely loved this precious lady! She always welcomed us. She was not only beautiful, witty and wise, but

  3. We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers
    are with you at this difficult time. The Lord will give you strength as you continue your journey of grief.
    God’s Peace,
    Staff and Pat Brown, Director of Aftercare
    Pines Funerals

  4. Donna & family,
    Julie called us about your Mother.We are so sorry. Our thoughts & prayers are for you at this time.
    Sincerely, MaryAnn & Jim Woods

  5. Richard, Donna and family,
    We are so sorry in the loss of Ruth. She was one of the sweetest ladies that I have ever known. Always asking about us when we saw her at church. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. We love you.

  6. I have very fond memories of going by Richard and Ruth’s house after work. She always wanted me to eat something. She welcomed me in her home and treated me like a family member. She was a person who inspired others to be better because she was so special

  7. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." (Psalm 116:15).
    Love and Prayers,
    Harold & Pat
    Bill & Misty Clark &
    Berta Mae McDaniel

  8. We are sorry for the loss of your loved one,Mrs. Hussey.
    Our thoughts and our prayers are with you during this difficult time.The Lord will give you strenght to continue in your time of grief.
    Staff and Pat Brown, Director of Aftercare

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