Ruth Barnes Felker

Born on December 26, 1932

Departed on January 11, 2021 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Ruth Barnes Felker – Age 88, passed away January 11, 2021 in Hermitage, TN.
Mrs. Felker is preceded in death by her 1st husband, Boyd Lee Barnes & 2nd husband, Lloyd Harold Felker.
Survived by her children, Tommy Barnes (Kathleen), Bruce Barnes, and numerous other family members.

Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Friday, January 15, 2020 at West Harpeth Funeral Home with Brice Thomas officiating. Burial to follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.
Visitation with the family will be held on Friday from 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. prior to the service at West Harpeth Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to : Holy Trinity Community Church at

14 Comments to Ruth Barnes Felker

  1. Cindy Ware Wilson Fulton says:

    I am so shocked to here of the passing of Ruth, I had known this wonderful Lady nearly my entire life!
    My mom, mom in law and extended family bought AVON from Miss Ruth for years..
    My heart goes out to her family..So very sorry for your Loss..She was an amazing woman!!

  2. Fredie and sue braswell says:

    So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. Rest In Peace.

  3. Teresa Dodson says:

    So sorry to hear this she was a special lady. My prayers are with you Bruce and your entire family during your loss.

  4. Bob Lutey--HTCC says:

    Bruce, So sorry for your loss. Your Momma was such a kind spirit and she loved her family very much. I was happy to have known her. Praying for strength and courage in the days ahead for you and your family

  5. Rev. Dr. Brice Thomas says:

    We will miss our dear Mama Ruth! She was a fixture at Holy Trinity Community Church, working tirelessly on behalf of our congregation and event center. Mama was indeed a precious woman of God, always giving words of encouragement and lending her skills and support to those around her. We join our sweet brother, Bruce Barnes, in grieving this loss to our family of faith.

  6. Lee Glover says:

    Sending so many prayers and hugs to our sweet Bruce and his family ..
    May God wrap his loving arms around them in this time of need ..

  7. Michael McClanahan says:

    Miss. Ruth was a lady who loved God and loved her church family, I’ve known Ruth since I was born, your gonna be deeply missed by a lot of people. Your with Jesus now no longer suffering, Bruce you and the family are in my prayers, your momma was one lady that thought of other before herself, she hardly ever missed and event or even church before she got sick, Rest In Peace miss. Ruth

  8. Ruth F Arnold says:

    Praying for Bruce, Tommy and Kathy. Ruth was a dear soul.

    Ruth Arnold

  9. Ken Martinson says:

    Bruce – Peace and love to you and your family on the passing of your dear sweet mother.

  10. Allen Currey says:

    Bruce, Loved working with you and MIss Ruth when you were remodeling the small chapel. Your mom was so nice to me. I really enjoyed talking and laughing with her. She had a fun personality. She left us some great memories to treasure. MY condolences to you and your family.

  11. Darlene Pohlman says:

    Ruth would sell Avon at Nashville Electric Service many years ago. Haven’t seen her in along time. She was always smiling and happy. Really enjoyed being around her. She was a great person.

  12. Lynette Thompson says:

    I purchased so many items of Avon from Ruth at NES years ago. I always thought a lot of her, she was a wonderful lady. My condolences to her family.

  13. Hester Curtis says:

    Bruce and family,
    You had a sweet mother. She is rejoicing with the angels today. I know you will have all your good memories to reflect on. May God comfort your souls.
    I wasn’t able to come because I keep my grandson amd he has virtual school.
    My heart was there and prayers.
    Hester Curtis
    ( Chris’ mother)

  14. Tina Watts Morehead says:

    So sorry Bruce and Tommy. Mrs Ruth was a special lady and I have some fond memories of her from church and softball.

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