Gaffney, SC – Ruth Mildred Powell Humphries Smith, 94, formerly of 343 Sarratt School Road, returned home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 8, 2022 at Cherokee Medical Center.

Born in Gaffney, she was first married to the late Noah Humphries, the widow of the late Victor G. Smith and the daughter of the late Jesse L. Powell and the late Vernie Keller Powell. She retired from C&S Bank (Bank of America) and is a member of the Baptist Church of Macedonia.

Survive is one daughter, Patsy Jean McClellan (Mac) of Alexander, Virginia; a daughter-in-law, Mata “Pete” Humphries of Gaffney; two stepsons, Russell Smith (Diane) of Boiling Springs, SC and Ken Smith (Anna) of Myrtle Beach; two daughters-in-law, Vickie Lanford (Kent) of Brookhaven, Mississippi and Nancy L. Smith of Chapin, SC; two brothers, Bobby Dean Powell (Grace) of Gaffney and C. Ray Powell of Georgia; two sisters, Esther P. Truluck of Gaffney and Lib Phillips of Cowpens; two grandchildren, Lisa D. Vaden and Heather Sill (Scott); three great-grandchildren, Savanah Sill, Scotty Sill, Jr. and Spencer Sill; nine step-grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was also predeceased by a son, Noah “Donnie” Weldon Humphries, four brothers, Thad Powell, Hamon Powell, Wallace Powell and Samuel Powell, Sr., and three sisters, Irene Addis, Margaret Brown and Gail George.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday August 10, 2022 at the Baptist Church of Macedonia with Dr. Terry Duvall and Mrs. Dana Pennington officiating. Interment will be in the Macedonian Baptist Church Cemetery and the family will receive friends after the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be addressed to: Meals on Wheels, PO Box 1886, Gaffney, SC 29342 or Macedonia Baptist Church, 216 Macedonia Road, Gaffney, 29341.

The family will be at their respective homes.

An online guest register is available at

Blakely Funeral Home and Crematorium, Gaffney, SC

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