Ruthie Mae (Johnson) Martin of Carrabelle, went to be with our Heavenly Father Thursday, March 7, 2013 on the Hospice Floor of Bay Medical Center, Panama City.

Ruthie was born Feb. 9, 1936 in Mulat, to the late Walter Stanley Johnson and the late Nancy Mae Rowell Johnson.

Also preceding her in death were her sisters Ruby Faye Freeman and Alma Lora Lindsey, and her brother Stanley (Catfish) Johnson.

She worked throughout the years as a waitress, a caregiver and in nursing homes. Ruthie was known for writing beautiful poetry and stories. She once traveled to California to be honored by Red Skelton and Phyllis Diller for one of her poems.

Ruthie is survived by her brother William (Bill) Johnson and his wife Sheila. Ruthie is also survived by her beloved children, Marsha Hill and her husband Bo, Michael (Mike) Snyder, and William (Bill) Snyder.

She’s also survived by six grandchildren, Melenna Dickerson King, Robert William Dickerson, Heather Dickerson Howard, Heidi Snyder Jones and her husband Richard, Nancy Snyder and Allison Hill Stettler and her husband Keith. She had 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren on the way!

Ruthie was loved by many and special to her was her “adopted daughter” Cynthia Hall who spent hours and hours on the phone singing and talking to Ruthie, Cynthia’s daughter Crystal Hall, Gernard Gowdy, Edna Shirley, Judy Wyatt, and Jackie Stone. As loving as Ruthie was, all who were special can’t possibly be listed but those unnamed here know who they are!

A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. at the Carrabelle Christian Center at 142 River Rd. Officiating will be Pastor Don Carroll. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Carrabelle Lions Club in care of Tony Minichiello, 2171 Hwy 98 West, Carrabelle, FL. 32322