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May 9, 1943 ~ January 11, 2019 (age 75)
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Frances Ruth Marney Womack, age 75, of Riceville, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 11, 2019, at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.

 Born in Sweetwater, Ruth was the last of the living children of the late Blaxton and Tempe Mae Johnson Marney.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Womack, three sisters, Marie True, Oralea King and Addie King, and three brothers, Jessie Marney, Albert Ed Marney and Fred Marney.

Ruth was associated with Coppinger Photo Lab in Cleveland for several years, where she served as a touch-up artist. She was an excellent bowler, having bowled in numerous tournaments with her husband. She was a member of Mount Harmony Baptist Church in Riceville.

Survivors include her loving husband of 59 years, Ernest T. “Ernie” Womack, of Riceville

Daughter, Tina Hiefnar of Riceville,  

Son, Ernest T. Womack, Jr of Riceville


Three grandchildren,

Amanda Shelton and husband, Casey of Niota

April Hiefnar of Riceville and Amber Hiefnar of Riceville


Six great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday at Ziegler Funeral Home with Rev. Garry King officiating. Burial will follow in Upper Spring Creek Cemetery.


 Serving as pallbearers will be, Blake Sewell, Will Vance, Casey Shelton, Tim Kirby, Lewis McDonald and Race Hiefnar. Honorary pallbearers will be April Hiefnar and Amber Hiefnar.


The family will receive friends 5pm until 7pm Monday at Ziegler Funeral Home.


If you are unable to attend the visitation or funeral service, please sign the online registry at :

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Frances Ruth Marney Womack.



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