Mary Ruth Palmer Sisson "Aunt Ruthie", 74, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a former employee of Rossville Yarn and was of the Baptist faith. Her passions in life were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Kirk Sisson; parents, Harvey and Macon Palmer; sister, Betty Smith; and brothers, Harvey and Joe Palmer. Survivors include her two sons, Kirk (Antonia) Sisson and Tommy (Hope) Sisson; four grandchildren, Thom Sisson, Emily (Dylan) Smith, Timothy (Faith) Sisson and Johnathon Sisson; great-grandchildren, Gavin and Gage Smith and Noah Sisson; and several nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 13, 2014, in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home. Arrangements by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at the end of Historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.