Johnnie Ruth Sossamon, 81, of Benton, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014. She was born Nov. 14, 1932, in Benton.
Mrs. Sossamon worked at Smith-Caldwell Drug Store and was a lifetime member of Salem United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Wesley “Pete” and Lura Ruth Bray.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Sherman A. Sossamon; two daughters, Cindi Hathcote (Greg) and Judy Ford; a brother, John Wesley (J.W.) Bray Jr.; a sister, Sarabelle Bray Chapman; two grandchildren, Wesley Hatchcote and Victoria Ford; and three great-grandchildren, Shelby Hathcote, Will Hathcote and Conner Bufford.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Salem United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carlton Cross officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.
Visitation is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Ashby Funeral Home.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com .