ANNIE RUTH MUSICK CLOWDUS passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at her home on Sunday, June 21, 2020. She was born June 25, 1932, to the late Hosea L. and Annie Mae Sisson Musick. Ann was a lifelong member of Center United Methodist Church and presently held membership at Lebanon Methodist Church and carried an unshakable faith in the Lord.
Miss Ann was the first female sheriff’s deputy in Blount County, where she proudly served for more than 30 years. She was a talented seamstress and dressmaker. Later in life, she was a seamstress and did alterations for Clothing Care Cleaners. Annie Ruth loved to read, cook, cross-stitch, and quilt. Her passion for these hobbies was gifted to her family and be will carried on for generations. The majority of her life was lived north of Oneonta, surrounded by family. She loved her view, her flowers, and the land.
Survivors include her children Richard (Beverly) Clowdus, Steven (Diane) Clowdus, and Jayne (Robert) Posey; grandchildren Amy Clowdus (Eddie) Williams, Mitch (Crystal) Clowdus, Will (Abby) Posey, Annalee Posey, Jeff (Laura) Clowdus, and Tim Clowdus; great-grandchildren Quentin, Marissa, Mya, and Berkley Williams, Tanner, Reece, and Eli Clowdus, and Vance Clowdus; sisters Betty Musick Smith and Peggy Musick Ellis; many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.
The family would like to thank all of those involved in her care. Annie Ruth sincerely loved you, as does her family. The love and care you provided will never be forgotten. Becky Lochamy and Gena Atkinson, special caregivers; St. Vincent’s Hospice, Jamie Williams, and Bro. Wendell Dodd.
A celebration of life was held, Thursday, June 25, at 6 p.m. In honor of her love of the outdoors, especially Jones Creek, a casual creek-side service was held at 205 King Road, Oneonta. Rev. Harvey Beck officiated.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Ann Clowdus to Lester Memorial United Methodist Church, ASP Missions. Donations can be mailed to LMUMC, P.O. Box 626, Oneonta, AL 35121. Contributions can be made to LMUMC with “In Memory of Ann Clowdus” in the memo section. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directed.
-obituary written by family