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Martha Ruth Bevis Obituary

Martha Ruth Underwood Bevis
Martha Ruth Underwood Bevis

December 8, 1926 - September 14, 2017
Born in Knoxville, Tennessee
Resided in Knoxville, Tennessee


MARTHA RUTH (UNDERWOOD) BEVIS - age 90, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, September 14, 2017, in Powell, TN.

She was born December 8, 1926 in Knox County, Tennessee. Ruth graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. She married Asbury Lee Bevis, Jr. June 21, 1952.
Ruth taught elementary school for several years, then devoted her time to her husband and raising her son. Ruth was a strong, fiercely independent person, she loved to read and garden. Also, she was a wonderful cook, baker, and seamstress.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Asbury Lee "AL" Bevis, Jr.; parents, Jessie Byrl (Carpenter) Underwood, and Ralph Reece Underwood; sisters, Marjorie Dean (Underwood) Kirkendol, Agnes Allie "Polly" (Underwood) Bowling; and brother, Harvey Glen Underwood.

She is survived by her twin sister, Mary Carolyn (Underwood) Howard; son, William P. Bevis (wife Kim); granddaughter, Chelsea Lee Bevis; and great-grandson, Oliver James Fennell.

A private family graveside service will take place at Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of Knox County Library ( or to the local library of your choice in your community.

Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway is serving the family of Mrs. Bevis.

Mrs. Bevis' guest book is available at







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