Ruth Adams, 97 Formerly of Fulbright

ruth pictureRuth Adams, 97 of Paris and formerly of Fulbright died on Thursday, February 12, 2015, in Brentwood Nursing Home of Paris. Ruth Ione (Mitchell) Adams was born February 14, 1917 in Washington, Arkansas to A. E. and Maggie (Jaynes) Mitchell. Ruth married Morris (Si) Adams on February 20, 1943 in Hugo, Oklahoma.
Ruth experienced many adventures and told her family and friends many stories, from the depression and beyond. At age 62, Ruth decided she wanted to take up painting; she took lessons—and paint she did, beautiful landscapes of local home sites.
Ruth was a very independent person and was very plain spoken. She really enjoyed visits from her grandchildren and loved to ride in the Red River countryside.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Ruby Tucker, A. E. Mitchell, Jr., and J. L. Mitchell. She is survived by son Billy Morris Adams of Paris and daughter Judy Tarrance of Onalaska, Texas; sister, Eugenia and grandchildren, Jeff, Cliff, Sherry, Belinda, Kenneth, and Karen.
Cremation is under direction of Wood Funeral Homes, Deport. Online Condolences may be sent to

  1. Irene Bryant says:

    I so enjoyed visiting with Ruth when I would collect for the American Cancer Society. Enjoyed looking at her paintings and remembering Si and the rodeo and other Fulbright news. Wonderful lady.

  2. Judith Tarrance says:

    My mother had an older sister Doris Marie Mitchell who preceded her in death….

    She is survived by nine great=grandchildren and 8 great-great grand children.

    Ruth was a very talented Lady.. A very good cook, excellent seamstress. She always took a pad and pencil with her when she went shopping ,if she was a dress she liked in the window she would draw it go to the fabric shop buy the material go home and make the it…When my girls were young she would make then the most beautiful Easter dress each year. When she took up Art work she painted beautiful pictures in both oil and water colors. She often entered her work in Art Shows in the Clarksville, Bogota area and won lots of blue ribbons and other prizes…She painted an old bull out in the pasture for her friend Bunky Smith, which won her a blue ribbon, this painting was one she was most proud.

  3. Naomi McFarlin says:

    I never had the pleasure of meeting Ruth but have known her daughter, Judy, since 1945 and have heard about Ruth for many years. Judy is a dear friend. Ruth will be missed. She was a very talented lady.

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