Rebecca Ruth Hartness Ferrell known as Becky Ruth by family and friends passed away Thursday September 14, 2023 at her residence at the age of 78. She was born August 25, 1945 in Columbus to the late Homer Billups and Nellie Ruth Ellis Hartness. She graduated with a BS Degree in Education. She taught Business Education to High School students for several years. She was a pig farmer then she sold seed for Mississippi Farmers Association before retirement. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Funeral Services will be 5 PM Monday September 18, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Brandon Bates officiating. Interment services will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Starkville. Serving as Pallbearers are Cecil Ferrell, Ben Ferrell, Tim Ferrell, Thomas Allen, Marty Goff, Clark Hartness. Honorary Pallbearers are Richard Keith Ferrell, Ronald Curt Ferrell. Visitation will be 4-5 PM Monday at the church.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Cecil Ferrell of West Point, her sons; Cecil Hartness Ferrell (Shanna) of West Point, Benjamin Colin Ferrell (Adrienne) of MO; daughter; Kendra Ferrell Goff (Marty) of FL; brothers, Clark Hartness of Starkville, Wayne Hartness of AL; sister, Barbara Dennehey (Pat) of VA; son-in-law, Thomas Allen of West Point; 8 grandchildren, Tim Ferrell, Logan Goff, Loranna Goff, Hartleigh Jo Ferrell, Riley Creed Ferrell, Charleigh Ferrell, Adalyn Ferrell, Teague Ferrell; 2 great grandchildren, Ashleigh, Paxton Ferrell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her daughter, Katherine Dawn Allen.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church PO Box 366 West Point, MS 39773 or Palmer Home for Children 800 Baldwin Rd South Lake Cormorant, MS 38641.