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Ruth Thurmond

December 1, 1922 — February 9, 2017

Ruth Wall Thurmond, 94, of Wolffork Road Rabun Gap, GA. Died Thursday Night February 9, 2017 in Mountain View Health Care after a long illness.

Born in Clarkesville, GA., December 1, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Stella Beard Wall. She was a homemaker and was a nurse’s aid for 17 years. Ruth was a member of The Wolffork Baptist Church for seventy five plus years and was the last member of her immediate family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Thurmond and by a grandson, John Matthew Thurmond and by a great grandson, Casey Thurmond., three sisters and their husbands, Catherine and Clemmer Powell, Ruby and Carl Thurmond and Stella and Bobby Holbrooks and by a brother Louis Wall., and is survived by one son and daughter-in-law Charles and Emma Sue Thurmond of Rabun Gap, GA., by sisters-in- law, Lois Hill Wall and Dorothy Pullium Thurmond and grandsons, Chris and Eric (Jennifer) Thurmond, six great grandchildren, Emily and (Scott), Michael, Amy, Noah, Abby and Asher and two great great grandchildren, Aidyn and Eliese.

Funeral Services will be Sunday February 12, 2017 at the Wolffork Baptist Church at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Jimmy Greer officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.

The body is at Hunter Funeral Home where visitation will be Saturday evening February 11, 2017 from 6 to 8 P.M. The family is at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Emma Sue Thurmond on John Beck Dockins Road., Rabun Gap, GA., The body will be placed in the church Sunday February 12, 2017 to lie in state. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made in her memory to Gideons International, P.O. Box 241, Clayton, GA. 30525., or to Lottie Moon Christmas Offering C/O Wolffork Baptist Church 453 Wolffork Baptist Church Road Rabun Gap, GA. 30568.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home

423 Warwoman Road, Clayton, GA 30525

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

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