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Ruth Minick Banks Smith, 93, of Savannah, Georgia and widow of William Howard Banks and Sidney Erle Smith, died Friday morning, October 19, 2018, at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

Born in Statesboro, Georgia, Mrs. Smith was a graduate of Bulloch High School and member of Temple Baptist Church. For over thirty years she worked as an operator and then manager at Southern Bell Telephone Company.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by several siblings.

A devout Christian and dedicated to her family, she is survived by one daughter, Louise Sheaffer and her husband, Jimmy, of Bluffton, South Carolina; three grandchildren, Terri Donaldson, Bill Barrow and Kimberly Shires, and several great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 3:30 Sunday afternoon at the graveside, Bonaventure Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to the American Heart Association – Suite 400, Northeast South Tower, 10 Glenlake Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia, 30328-3495.

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  1. June Holt says:

    I worked with Ruth at Southern Bell. She was a sweet and also lots of fun. I know you each have so many good memories. I will be praying for you all.

  2. Beth Flynt says:

    I also worked with Ruth Banks at Southern Bell many years ago ib the Dial Unit.. She loved her family, especially her daughter, Louise. Ruth loved to tell jokes and laugh. I gave a bridal shower for my sister-in-law who lived out of town. Ruth asked to be invited even though I was the only there that she knew. We had a blast. Rest in Peace, Ruth.

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