Ruth Tittle Obituary, Death – Mrs. Ruth Mae Tittle, 91, of Brilliant died Sunday, April 2, 2023, at Ridgeview Health Care Center in Jasper. Jacob Lee Roy Barnes and Ora Mae McKay Barnes had Ruth Mae Barnes Tittle on July 23, 1931, in Lamar County, Alabama. She enjoyed Brilliant High School and graduated in 1950. On January 22, 1952, she married Howard Tittle, her soulmate. Ruth and Howard had their son Charles in October and their daughter Teresa in September 1959. Ruth’s granddaughters called her “Mama Tittle,” therefore everyone called her that. “Mother Tittle” became “Tittle” after her great-granddaughter Lily.
Ruth supported her children, grandchildren, and everyone in their lives. She participated in everything. Ruth loved her family second to God. Ruth was a Whitehouse Christian. She played dolls, doctor, and beauty shop with her great grandchildren for hours. She adored desserts and believed they made dinners better. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Teresa Smith (James), daughter-in-law, Jeanette Tittle, granddaughters Ginger Tittle Eatman (Jason) and Paula Tittle Hatton (Jon), grandson, Wesley Smith (Kali), great granddaughters Lily Piper Hatton, Saylor Kate Smith, and Oaklyn Tayte Smith, sister Lounell Cagle, brothers Eugene Barnes, Wiley Barnes (Maxine), and Sam Barnes (Shelby), and many nieces and nephews. Her parents, husband Howard, son Charles, sisters Dorothy Elliott, Betty Jo Willett, Joyce Ann Rose, Nelda Sue Barnes, Judy Gulley, and Allean Guin, and brothers Jessie, James, Floyd, and Boyd predeceased her.
Bowen Funeral Home, 981 State Highway 253, Winfield, Alabama 35594, will host Mrs. Tittle’s memorial service on Saturday, April 8, 2023. The family will visit at 1:00 p.m. and celebrate life at 2:00. No graveside service. Center Cemetery will bury Ruth. Wesley Smith, Jon Hatton, Jason Eatman, Chris Barnes, Tim Barnes, Terry Farris, and Ronnie Roberts are pallbearers. Vance Hutton and Byron Longcrier will give eulogies. The family requests donations to two projects Ruth loved: the American Cancer Society in care of Jeanette Tittle at 13182 US Highway 278, Haleyville, AL 35565 or the Brilliant greenhouse project at Brilliant Elementary School, 10180 St. Hwy 129, Brilliant, AL 35548. Please specify your donation. Ruth Tittle Memorial. For everyone who knew Ruth, as “Mama Tittle,” she was one of a kind, a kind and precious soul, and we, her family, thank you for loving her.
Bowen Funeral Home, Winfield, Alabama, servicing the Tittle family.