ELLAVILLE, GA --- Mrs. Ruthie Elois Fripp, age 89, of Ellaville, GA died Monday morning, December 12, 2016 at Sumter Retirement Village in Plains, GA. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Williams, Bro. Troy Fripp, and grandsons C. J. Yarbrough and Stephen Fripp officiating. Graveside services will follow at Parkhill Cemetery at 3:00 PM in Columbus, GA with Rev. Robert Orr officiating.
Mrs. Fripp was born February 5, 1927 in Schley County, GA, the daughter of the late Oscar C. and Bessie Sorrells Miles. She had worked as a seamstress at Sea Island Manufacturing Company in Americus, GA. Mrs. Fripp was a faithful servant of Ebenezer Baptist Church and a wonderful testimony to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include one son Troy Fripp (Sharon) of Ellaville; five daughters, Donna McLaurin (Dwight) of Columbus, GA, Elaine Franklin (Jerry) of Ellaville, Deborah Davis (Michael) of Louisville, KY, Darlene Rustin (Ray) of Buena Vista, GA, Vicki Yarbrough (Rufus) of Ellaville; one sister, Betty Holland (Skeeter Collins) of Warwick, GA. Also surviving are twenty one grandchildren and sixty four great grandchildren. Mrs. Fripp was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Fripp, Jr.; two sons and one daughter in law, Dean Fripp, Lancy and Sheila Fripp; granddaughter, Julie Fripp; five brothers, Weldon Miles, James Miles, Raymond Miles, Clinton Miles, Glenn Miles: and one sister, Patricia Clemons.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Watson-Giddens Funeral Home in Ellaville. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Ebenezer Baptist Church, P. O. Box 103, Ellaville, GA 31806.
Pallbearers will include Brian Barnhill, Elisha Fripp, Corey Fripp, Shane Fripp, Josh Mattson, Pete Yarbrough, and Colby Rustin.