She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Corda Radford Orr; her beloved husband Fred Honeycutt, brother Bill Orr and sister Frances Tatum along with several brothers-in law and sisters-in-law. Ruth was raised in Roan Mountain, Tennessee and lived there until 2009 when she came to live with her son, Gene and daughter-in-law Jean Honeycutt in Johnson City, Tennessee. Other survivors include her granddaughter Amber Honeycutt of Folly Beach, S. C. and grandson and wife Jeremy and Heather Honeycutt and step grandsons Nate and Charlie Smith all of Elizabethton; sister Jessie Street of Johnson City, TN and brother John Orr of Roan Mountain and several nieces and nephews. Ruth grew up attending the Methodist Church in Roan Mountain and her ancestors helped build the church. She also attended the Roan Mountain Holiness Church. She was an active church worker for many years as a Sunday school teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher, helping in camp meetings and served as a church treasurer. In her earlier years, she was a member of the Roan Mountain Garden Club and the Roan Mountain Citizens Club. She and her husband, Fred, owned and operated the Hackline Antique Shop in Roan Mountain for many years and met many wonderful people there who became lifelong friends. She enjoyed many happy years with her daughter-in-law's Ollis family in Cranberry, N.C., and was loved and respected by all of them. She was a wonderful cook and a friend to all.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with her son Rev. Gene Honeycutt and Rev. Grace Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow in the Hampton/Orr Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Music will be provided by the Ollis Family, Jean & Amber Honeycutt. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at the residence. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com .
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Honeycutt family