ROBSTOWN - Elsie Ruth Smith, 85, died on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 in a local nursing home following a brief illness. Ruth was born to Bruno and Pearl (Long) Schneider in Mayfield, Ky. on February 14, 1927. She married Carrol Ray Smith who preceded her in death by exactly three years to the day. Ruth was a retired church secretary for the First Baptist Church of Robstown, Texas. She was a member of the West Main Baptist Church in Alice, Texas.

Survivors include a son, Bobby (Vickey) Smith of Mesquite, Texas and two grandchildren. Visitation will begin on Thursday, December 27, 2012 from 4 to 9 p.m. in the Roberson Funeral Home Chapel in Alice, Texas.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 1 p.m. in the Gooch Cemetery in Mason, Texas.

Services entrusted to Roberson Funeral Home of Alice, Texas. For online condolences visit

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Roberson Funeral Home.