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Georgia Ruth Whitley

September 26, 1922 — December 28, 2015

Georgia Ruth Whitley

Mrs. Georgia Ruth Whitley, 93, of Mauk, GA, passed away Monday, December 28, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, GA.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at Moore’s Chapel Baptist Church with Brother Ken Howard and Rev. Terry Hudson officiating. Burial will follow the service at Pine Level Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, from 6-8pm.

Mrs. Whitley was born September 26, 1922, in Junction City, GA, to John W. Hill and Georgia Naomi Gooding Hill.  A member of Moore’s Chapel Baptist Church, she was a pastor’s wife and enjoyed cooking and sewing. Mrs. Whitley was a homemaker and a manager at Handy Way convenience store.  She was also a member of the Eastern Star and the WMU.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Reverend Herschel E. Whitley, Sr.

She is survived by two sons, James (Sonny) and Shirley Whitley of Columbus, GA, and Herschel E. Whitley, Jr. of Mauk, GA; by two daughters, Janie Ruth and Wayne Ledbetter of Mauk, GA, and Pam Smith of Welaka, FL; by a brother, Charles and Jean Hill of Leesburg, GA; and by 6 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Watson-Tante Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Past Services


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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

Way-Watson Funeral Home

Buena Vista, WI

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Moore's Chapel Baptist Church

Mauk, GA

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