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Linda DiGLoria

Aunt Ruth was a very unique woman. I had only met her a few times but each time, I left with a feeling of love and peace. Her love of God and her love of life was awesome. She lived and enjoyed every moment of life. She will be remembered in my heart always.
It was an honor to be in her presence the other day. She was sharing Gods message with us that He was calling her. She could hear beautiful music and was so very peaceful with it. She is truly in the presence of God doing what she does best, watching over all of us.
Aunt Ruth we love you and will miss you.

Love and God Bless
Johhny your nephew and Linda

Joe & Rosemary DiGloria

DearFamily, Obviously, Aunt Ruth has been a joyful blessing to all of us, her neices & nephews, even though we didn't get to be physically with her very often over the years. We enjoyed her phone calls over the last month or so. Her words were uplifting to us - and she was the one who was ill! God bless you all for being such wonderful, supportive and loving children. Sincerely, Joe & Rosemary

Linda Smith Church

Dear Clayton, Danny, Rebecca, Sam, and Philip,

May the Lord continue to use your family in His service. You all have been a blessing to our family in many ways. People come into our lives and deeply touch us and we never get the opportunity to say how and how much it is appreciated. Ruth will be missed, but she is rejoicing with the Father.

We will be praying for Clayton and for all of you.

In Christ,

Becky (Smith) Eernisse

Dear Family of Ruth Smith,

Your mother always had a smile and a kind word for me, and her memory is a blessing. May the Lord give each one of you His comfort and peace during this time. You are certainly in our prayers.


Becky and family

Benjamin H. Rich, Jr

(email sent to Jim Winsness - posted here for Mr. Rich)

Hi Jim

I am Ben H Rich Jr and was born in Stephens Co. I have known her and most of the People from that area. My Dad, the Rev. Benjamin H Rich Sr., was the teacher and pastor at Mt Grove. The school was also used as the church for it was the only building there other than our house which was located about one thousand ft. from the school.

Dad was also a farmer and we grew and raised just about everything that we needed for in those days you either made it your self or you didn't have it. I knew Ruth Brown and her family all her life as I was born in March 22,1923 and Ruth was born in April 1923 we went to school at Mt Grove with my dad as our teacher. But when the Govt. ran us out around 1931 (I am not sure of the date) Dad moved to Mt Airy and and taught school at Hazel Creek and was also Pastor at Hazel Creek Church for many years.

I am not sure of the dates when I finished at Hazel Creek School I went to Mt Airy Jr High and when I finished there I went to Baldwin High and Ruth and I were in the same class and graduated the class of 1942 and soon I was drafted into the military and was in the military for 21 years but I always tried to make it back for our class reunions. Ruth always notified all of us when the next one would be and when the Rich reunions were had once each year, she and her Family were there and I enjoyed having her and Family to visit with. The last one we had was in 04 at the Steak House in Cornelia.

I will stop for now i hope you can make heads or tails out of all this. I will close for now and hope to get to meet you one day.

Benjamin H. Rich,Jr

Frances s. Hemphill

Pearl's Flowers:

GEORGEOUS! Almost as good as going out into the woods- maybe even better.
Thanks for sharing! I wish we had Pearl on the internet, so we could communicate more often. If I can learn it, anyone can! And I think anyone could do a better job with it!

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