On December 27th, Ruthie Styles Hoyle, 68, passed away peacefully after a short illness. She was born October 30, 1953 to Mark Styles and Euna Jenkins Styles of Bryson City. Ruthie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jim Hoyle, and brother Ronald Styles. Ruthie loved life, her cat Kitty was always by her side. She was always on the go but she would drop what she was doing to help friends and family. Ruthie loved going to car shows and the Rod Runs with Jim and friends. She will be greatly missed by all. Ruthie is survived by her godchild, Alexis who will miss her greatly. Her aunt Patty McKeown of Rutherford, NC and numerous cousins. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday at Swain Memorial Park. Crisp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.