Ruth Ann Bickerstaff

By Staff, 07/17/17 6:49 PM

Mrs. Ruth Ann Bickerstaff, age 45 of Hope, Arkansas passed away, Sunday, July 16, 2017 in a local nursing home. She was born in Tampa, Florida on May 10, 1972 to Billy and Carolyn Lavender Dodson. She was employed with the Hope Star as a photographer and she was a Baptist by faith. Ruth Ann is preceded in death by her parents; Billy and Carolyn Dodson, and a nephew, Stephen Odea Speakman.


Survivors include her sister; Billie Speakman Thompson and husband, J.D. of Hayneville, Alabama, other family members and friends.


Visitation is Thursday, July 20, 2017 between 6:00 and 8:00pm at BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home 1001 South Main Hope, AR.


Graveside service will be 10:00am on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Liberty Cemetery in Prescott, Arkansas with Bro. Larry Byers officiating. Burial to follow. Arrangements are with BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie BRAZZEL, Director. Online register:

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