Annie Ruth Hoven
November 14, 1952  -  January 20, 2019

Annie Ruth Hoven

Public Viewing
Stave Creek Baptist Church
Thursday, January 24, 2019
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Public Viewing
Lathan Funeral Home 1867 Hwy. 43 Jackson, AL 36545
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Graveside Service
Stave Creek Baptist Church
Thursday, January 24, 2019
2:30 pm

Funeral Service
Stave Creek Baptist Church
Thursday, January 24, 2019
2:00 pm

Stave Creek Baptist Cemetery
3495 Highway 69
Jackson, AL  36545
Thursday, January 24, 2019

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Annie Ruth Spence Hoven, 66, of Jackson, passed away January 20, 2019 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, FL. She was born November 14, 1952 to Q.P. and Jeannie Brunson Spence in Elba. She attended Calvary Baptist Church in Grove Hill but had been a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church in Jackson. She enjoyed hunting, camping, taking cruises and displaying her large collection of Christmas decorations.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Carrol Spence and stepson, Charles Anthony Hoven.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Edward Hoven; children, Jennifer (Glenn) Smith, Mitchell (Deanna) Hoven, Charlie (John) Henderson; step-children, Kenneth Dale Hoven, Kimberly (David) Thomas; grandchildren, Emily (Daniel) Mairet, Chelsey Hoven, Chesney (Coleman) Wilkerson, Noah (Elizabeth) Smith, Harley Henderson, Kasey Hoven, Jorja Henderson, Toni Henderson; step-granddaughter, Faith Hall; great-grandchildren, Alanna Mairet, Carson Mairet, Ava Mairet; siblings, Francis (Bobby) Darley, Jim (Pat) Spence, Bill Spence, Kay (Paul) Craft, Mickey (Diana) Spence, Penny (Larry) Jones and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Stave Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Jim Jackson and David Webb officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. at Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson and then again, an hour prior to the service on Thursday. Interment will follow the service at Stave Creek Baptist Cemetery with Lathan Funeral Home directing.

Pallbearers will be Jim Bob Spence, Michael Spence, William Spence, Jeremy Mauldin, Gary Mauldin, Cory Mitchum, Shane Shaw, Scott Shaw and Eduardo Cortez.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Jackson Locker Plant and members of Calvary Baptist Church.

Condolences may be offered at


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  1. Deborah Padgett Odom
    Lawton, OK

    My deepest condolences to all family and friends.

  2. Charles and Retha Fuller
    Grove hill, AL

    Charlie and I wanted to give our condolences to your family. Praying for your comfort and peace that only God can give.

  3. Tammy Smith
    Jackson, AL

    So sorry...praying for y’all!

  4. Ann Wallace Allen
    Mobile, AL

    My heart is breaking for all of you. Sending prayers and love for all of you.

  5. Wayne and Bobbie Overstreet and Family.
    Jackson, AL

    Our hearts are so heavy for you Charles and all the family.We love you all and will be with you tomorrow.

  6. Edith Johnson
    Gainestown, AL

    Praying for you and your family ,sorry for your loss

  7. Mary Pulskamp
    Newtown, OH

    Miss Ann is most likely hunting with the angels! What a beautiful, sweet, kind spirit! She loved life and imbued love in everything she did. She will be sorely missed. Sending prayers of consolation to the entire family, especially Charles, Charlie, Susan, and Fred.

  8. Glenda & Burl Goodman
    Dickinson, AL

    Our deepest sympathy to the family & friends . God be with you all in the days ahead.

  9. Becky, Bryan, Christopher and Becca Kearley Betty Presnall
    Jackson, AL

    We were so saddened to hear of Mrs. Ann's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We love you all!!

  10. Bill and Marian Hearn
    Grove Hill, AL

    Our God is able to see us through the most difficult times. May the faith of the entire family be increased.

  11. Ethel Autry
    Coffeeville, AL

    So sorry for your loss-praying for peace in your heart and wonderful memories

  12. Lashandria White
    Jackson, AL

    I'm so sorry to hear your lost, friend.
    Will b praying for you and your family. I will try to come one of those days.

  13. Kimberly Wade
    Jackson, AL

    So sorry for your loss, prayers for family!

  14. Erica potter
    Chambersburg il, AL

    I am sending my deepest sympathy to you all. Mrs. Anne was a beautiful sweet woman who touched the lives of alot of people I am truly sorry for your loss she will be very missed by so many! I pray for God to wrap you in his arms of comfort to get you through this difficult time
    Erica potter

  15. Surbrina Mitchell
    Jackson, AL

    Family,We are so very sorry for your loss,we are praying for the Strength that God will help and take you through. And we know that God will,I Love y'all so very much. My Mrs. Annie will Forever be in our Hearts...RIHEAVEN MY MRS. ANNIE 💕I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!

  16. Patsy reed
    Jacksoc, AL

    Praying for the family may God be with you all at this time of need

  17. Jane Jackson
    Jackson, AL

    My condolences to the family.Coose was one of the nicest people you could ever meet.You will be greatly missed
    RIP my friend.

  18. Lisa Dunn Blankenship
    Elberta, AL

    You are an Angel looking into our Hearts . you were full of love and Happiness , you will be missed by many . love and miss you Ann

  19. Sherry motes mccoy
    Dickinson, AL

    Im so sorry for your lose

  20. Lee and Nancy kearley
    GroveHill, AL

    We are so sorry for your loss . Our prayers are with you all . May God give you peace and comfort during your time of loss .

  21. Ches and Elaine Carr
    Grove Hill, AL

    Praying that our Lord will wrap His loving arms of comfort around the family.

  22. Carmon pruitt
    Gainestown, AL

    With deepest sympathy I wish the family comfort love you all

  23. Katerine Taylor
    Jackson, AL

    My condolences too the family

  24. Katerine Taylor
    Jackson, AL

    My condolences too the family

  25. Tina Syphrit

    My heart is broken to hear this news. Keeping you all in my prayers.

  26. Leoanrd and Sally McHaney
    Jackson, AL

    We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you during the next days and weeks to come.

  27. Belinda Kelley
    Jackson, AL

    Our deepest prayers and condolences.

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