Ruth Hurley Grimes, 98, of Smithfield died on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Born in Plymouth, NC, she was the daughter of the late Reverend and Mrs. B. T. Hurley. Her education included Smithfield High School, Louisburg College, and Flora McDonald College.In addition to her employment at Johnston County Social Services, she was a devoted wife and mother. She was married to Ben F. Grimes for 62 years. In addition to her husband, preceding her in death were two sisters, Dorothy Morse of Elizabeth City, NC, Marian Graham of Red Springs, NC, and a brother, B. T. Hurley, Jr. of Chattanooga, TN. Mrs. Grimes was a devoted and active member of Centenary United Methodist Church where her father was once a pastor. Surviving Mrs. Grimes are three children, Ben Grimes, Jr. (Jennie) of Smithfield, NC, Dotty Dail (John) of Charlotte, NC, and Barbara Adams (Dave) of Jefferson, NC; seven grandchildren, Jay Dail (Kara), Parker Dail (Brandy), Scott Dail, Katie Peters (Josh), Cydne Reeves (Christopher), Ben Adams, Jennie DePhillips (Keith), J.P. Edwards, Jr. (Mary).Following a private burial, a celebration of life will be conducted at Centenary United Methodist Church on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 1:00 PM. A visitation will follow.The family requests memorial be directed to Centenary United Methodist Church or to SECU Hospice House.