Ava Ruth Smith, 85, of Bedford, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014, in a Fort Worth hospital.
Ava was born June 6, 1928, in Brock, Texas, to Jo Bell Henderson and Milton Wilson Woodruff.
Ava and her late husband, Eugene D. Smith, were the owners of Hurst Jewelry and Gifts. Ava was a people person and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of the Baptist church. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and three siblings, Verl Woodruff, Amo Collins and Curtis Burke. Ava is survived by her sons, Oliver Kite and wife, Melody, of Bedford, and Ronnie Kite and wife, Sharron, of Bedford; sisters, Hazel Park, of Richland Hills, and Wilma Ware, of Azle; grandchildren, Shane Kite, of Temple, Georgia, Christine Jones, of Grand Prairie, Katherine Williamson and husband, Scott, of Lakeside, Jason Kite, of Lott, Texas, Richard Kite, of Grand Prairie, Daryl Curtis and wife, Carol of Euless, and Rani Garner, of Euless. In addition to seven great grandchildren, she had one great great grandchild.
Funeral: 11 a.m., Wednesday June 4, 2014, in the Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel with interment to follow in Brock Cemetery.
Visitation: 6-8 PM, Tuesday at the funeral home.
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel