January 28, 1918 – March 26, 2011 In Loving Memory.
Virginia Ruth Moody Messer-Smith, 93, of White Pine, born January 28, 1918, in Morristown, died March 26, 2011, in Alabama. She was the only child of Alma Amanda Smithson Moody and Thomas Benton Moody.
She was preceded in death by her three husbands, A. Ralph Stapleton (15 years), Roy J. Messer (35 years) and W. Dillard Smith (3 years). She was lovingly cared for in the home of her granddaughter in Alabama for the three years preceding her death.
She was retired after working for 25 years as a receptionist and administrative assistant for the Universal Furniture Company in Morristown. She served as president of the Hamblen County Democratic Women