• 45°
franklin county times

Ruth Jean Hill

Ruth Jean Hill passed away peacefully April 9 at the age of 94.   

She was born in Haleyville July 13, 1927. She married John Wesley Hill June 29, 1946, and resided in Russellville until his death in 2001. 

She then moved to Muscle Shoals to be closer to her daughter until the last year, when she resided at Russellville Health Care. 

She was a founding member of Southside Baptist Church in Russellville, serving as a Sunday School teacher and staying active in the WMU. She was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals at the time of her passing.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Edwin and Era (Lester) Kennedy; her husband, John Wesley Hill; sister, Joyce McNatt; and sister-in-law, Shirley Kennedy. 

She is survived by her daughter, Dianne Johnson (Douglas); brother, Max L. Kennedy; grandchildren, Amanda Sellnow (Matt) and Melissa Fitzgerald (Keith); great-grandchildren, Caroline and Johnson Sellnow, Ashlyn Evans Blackmon (Cody), Megan and Mallory Fitzgerald; and a host of nieces and nephews, including special nephew Max Aaron McNatt. 

The visitation will be April 13 from noon to 2 p.m. at Colbert Memorial Chapel with the funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. in the chapel, with Brother Charlie James officiating. The burial will be in Colbert Memorial Gardens. 

Pallbearers will be Matt Sellnow, Johnson Sellnow, Keith Fitzgerald, Cody Blackmon, Phillip Pearce and Will Gotcher. 

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Betty Barnes and also the nurses and staff at Russellville Health Care for the care and love shown in taking care of her in her later years.

You may sign the online registry at www.colbertmemorial.com.

Franklin County

Cattlemen convene for annual banquet

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen hires football coach for fledgling program

News

City approves temporary fire department promotions

Franklin County

Commission decides to request bids for elevator maintenance

News

Whimsical window art brightens RPL

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen gets football coach

Franklin County

Martin Luther King commemorative march takes place in downtown Russellville

Franklin County

New district attorney swears in

Franklin County

Cattlemen’s Association prepares for annual meeting

News

Russellville Public Library director speaks at Book Lovers meeting

Franklin County

Vina native returns to hometown church to share her story

Franklin County

Couple continues annual Christmas jail ministry

News

City officials reflect on old year, look toward new

Franklin County

MLK march returns to Russellville this year, set for Jan. 16

News

Council approves additional funding for Cramer Children’s Center

Franklin County

2022 REVIEW: Big news stories shape Franklin County

News

State association names RMS principal as middle school principal of year

News

REB plans customer appreciation event

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2022, Madeline Cooper

Galleries

Faces of Franklin County: A Walk Thru Bethlehem

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2021, Lily Pounders

Features

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2020, Bailey Bolton

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2019, Elizabeth Pierce

Franklin County

District attorney Joey Rushing prepares as retirement nears

x