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Ruth B. Kidd, 91, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Effie Brooks; husband, Hubert Kidd; four brothers and one sister. She leaves behind to cherish her memories her children, Sharon (Ronald) Swafford, Theresa (Napoleon) Custer and Shaun Kidd; she will be sadly missed by 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Public viewing will begin after 12 noon Monday, September 23, 2019, and family visitation from 6 – 7 pm at the funeral home. The funeral service will be Tuesday, September 24th at 1:00 pm at New Zion Baptist Church.  Interment: Highland Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

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  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Friday, September 20, 2019
    My condolences to Sharon (Ronald), Theresa (Napoleon), Shaun and family during your time of sorrow during the passing of your mother. May the Lord comfort you as you cherish many great memories. She will be missed.
    ~ Carolyn Y. Tinker Brown   Chattanooga, TN
  • Friday, September 20, 2019
    To the family of Ruth Kidd: May the Lord bring you peace and comfort during your time of bereavement. I will miss Ruth. We shared friendship and many family time memories. May the Lord Bless You and Keep You.
    ~ Mrs. Greather J. Tinker   Chattanooga, TN
  • Monday, September 23, 2019
    sorry for your loss-Praying that God will continue to sustain you in your time of bereavement. " To be absent from the body is to be preset with the Lord." Keeping you in prayer.
    ~ Deborah Ragland   Chattanooga
  • Monday, September 23, 2019
    To Theresa, Sharon, Shaun and family, I wish to express my sorrow and condolences on the passing of your mother. May God grant each of you strength and peace during this time of bereavement.
    ~ GLORIA L BULLOCH   Chattanooga, TN
  • Monday, September 23, 2019
    Hello Theresa and Napoleon, I know that it has been awhile sent we have gotten together, but I wanted to say that I am sorry to hear about your loss. I pray that God will cover and protect you.
    ~ Renee Madden   Odenton, MD
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    Momma Ruth is gone but not forgotten. Her memories will be forever cherried. Her wisdom that she shared will live on among us. Keep the Faith and keep her memories close. With Deepest Sympathy Patricia Washington-Ruff & Family
    ~ Patricia Washington-Ruff   Chattanooga, TN
  • Monday, October 28, 2019
    Sorors Sharon and Theresa, and families, We are holding you close in our hearts and praying for comfort and peace for your family during this challenging time. Love to the family! Angel and David Ulmer
    ~ Angel McGee Ulmer   Chattanooga, TN
  • Monday, November 18, 2019
    Hello Theresa and Napoleon, So sorry to hear about your loss.
    ~ Renee Madden   Odenton, MD