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Ruth Gerrin Jones 
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Funeral services for Ruth Gerrin Jones, 94, of Alto, were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Johnny Stone, the Rev. J.R. Elrod and the Rev. Ray Turpin officiating. Burial followed in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Jones died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at Habersham Home following an extended illness.

Born April 20, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Evie Payne Gerrin. She was a lifelong resident of Habersham County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raliegh Jones; daughter, Wanda Jones Armour; grandson, Donald Armour; sister, Vera Gerrin Chastain; and brother, Jake Gerrin.

Mrs. Jones graduated from Baldwin School and was offered a full scholarship to Piedmont College for basketball. She turned it down and married, and she became a dedicated and loving lady whose life revolved around her whole family. Mrs. Jones was not only a daughter, wife, mother, sister and grandmother, but a full-time nurse when it came to taking care of her parents and the rest of her family. She retired from Carwood Manufacturing with 25-plus years of dedicated service. Mrs. Jones was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church. She was also the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Walter “Sonny” and Doris Armour Jones of Alto; granddaughter [who was raised in the home] and grandson-in-law, Ann Jones Cathey and Lloyd of Alto; grandchildren and spouses, Rodney and Julia Hare Jones of Cornelia, Ronald Jones of Alto, Rhonda Jones Loudermilk and Brian of Alto, and Randy Jones of Alto; 13 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

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Arrangements were in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.

The Northeast Georgian

November 9, 2011