Funeral services for Mrs. Audie Ruth Wiser, age 81, of Manchester, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 16, 2012 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tommy Dye officiating.
Burial will follow in Ragsdale Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Wiser passed away Saturday evening at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Wiser was born in Beech Grove, TN, the daughter of the late Odie and Annie Lee Toliver West.
She was a cook at AEDC before she retired to become a homemaker and take care of her family.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Wiser was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard Austin Wiser, who passed in 1967; her step-father, Jesse Ferrell; and three children, Jimmy, Meachie, and Tommy.
She is survived by four children, Bobbie (Tommy) Cox, Terry Wiser (Michelle Foster), Donnie (Cindy) Wiser, and Bridgette (Glen Espy) Wiser; 14 grandchildren, Tonda, Audra, Casandra, Angie, Alan, Dickie, Greg, Lee Ann, Jessie, Mitchell, Chris, Brad, Aderian, and Ticia; 21 great grandchildren, Briley, Kaden, Linley, Nick, Katlynn, Heather, Faith, Grace, Brittany, Amanda, Dylan, Tristan, Tyler, Kaydence, Caison, Jaxton, Braden, Alexis, Kaelix, Quinton, and Harley; 7 great, great grandchildren; 1 great, great, great grandchild on the way, Nova; and 4 granddogs, Leo, Tiny, Andy, and Snowball. Also considered family, were her “adopted” son and granddaughter, Roger Chisam and “Lil” Cindy Setser.
The family would also like to acknowledge some of the many, many friends who have touched Ruth’s life, to include Diane Brown, Doris Brown, Kenneth Vasser, Ralph Duke, Emogene Burgess, Eleanor Arnold, Maney and Paul Lowery, and Darrell Wray. Ruth was also known as “White Nanny” to Kristen Wray.
Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.