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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Monday June 6th, 2022
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Monday June 6th, 2022

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Ruth H. Francisco

Ruth H. Francisco, 89, of Kingsport, died Thursday morning, June 2, 2022, at NHC Rehab in Kingsport after a brief illness. Born in Fordtown, she graduated from Sulphur Springs High School and Whitney Business College.  Ruth retired from Clemons. Clemons, the family company, provided ground transportation for Eastman for over 65 years. She loved her family, cooking and watching sports.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Francisco; sister, Jenny Ford; brother, Milton Hamilton and wife, Evelyn; and brother-in-law, Lynn Francisco.

Ruth is survived by her son, Richard Francisco and wife, Mary Pat of Kingsport; daughter, Donna Horner of Mt. Carmel; father of their children, Mike Horner and wife, Julie; grandson, Josh Horner and wife, Heather, children, Luke Lett and Maggie Horner; granddaughter, Kari Durnin and husband, Travis, son, Gage Durnin; brother-in-law, Blaine Ford of Kingston, TN; sister-in-law, Carol Francisco of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and special companion, “Harley.”

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Monday, June 6, 2022, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. The memorial service will follow a 1:00 pm with Chaplain Nate Varnier officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

The family would like to thank all the staff of NHC Kingsport for their superior loving care of Ruth.

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A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Francisco

Gladys Gambrell Jun 5 2022 10:40 PM

Praying for the family.

Gladys Gambrell Jun 5 2022 10:36 PM

Josh and family so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandma. I know from the way you talked about her she had to be a special lady. When I asked you how she was doing and you would talked about her you could hear the love in your voice for her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Becky and Mickey McCracken Jun 4 2022 11:54 PM

Donna and family, So sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers. Love, Angie & Leroy

Angie Linkous Nelson Jun 4 2022 2:30 PM

Dick and Mary Pat, We were very sorry to hear of Dick's mother passing. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts. Love, Kirk & Lola Finch

Kirk/Lola Finch Jun 4 2022 12:34 PM

Ruth Francisco and family were wonderful neighbors to me, wife Barbara, and 1&1/2-year old son David when we moved to Kingsport, across the street from them, in July 1962. They were so helpful to us in many ways---including finding a church to telling us how to find our way around Kingsport to find things we needed. Ruth and Don's children were so good to David who was quite an active boy. Richard and Donna Ruth were 5 and 6 at the time I believe. I am so thankful to Ruth and family for helping us feel so welcome and comfortable in Kingsport. I ask Hamlett-Dobson to share my address with you, Donna and Richard, and that you will contact me in here in Knoxville. Sincerely, Mack Phillips

Mack Phillips Jun 4 2022 11:14 AM

Richard I am so sorry to hear about your mother. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Sandy Boy Jun 4 2022 10:42 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Francisco

Virginia Hamilton Jun 4 2022 10:35 AM

See you Monday. Your mother was a great lady.

Craig Allen Campbell Jun 3 2022 9:45 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Ruth was a wonderful lady who brightened the life of anyone she met. She will be missed by all. Love, Dick and Sissy Hopson

Sissy Hopson Jun 3 2022 1:48 PM

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