Obituaries - Nov. 5, 2008

Ruth Gibbs Sanders

Mrs. Ruth Gibbs Sanders passed away Nov. 3, 2008 at the age of 98.

Ruth was born in Love Joy, Ga., in 1910. She lived at the Baptist Inn, from 1989 until recently; first, in Stockbridge, then in Palmetto. She recently moved to Northside Golden Living. Ruth spent her time making crafts and watching the Atlanta Braves.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Cecil E. Sanders, Sr., and daughter, Juanita Warlick, She is survived by sons, Edward and Martha Sanders, Paul and Elaine Sanders, Gibbs and Carmen Sanders; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at graveside at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 1p.m., to 2:30 p.m., prior to service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity. Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow, is in charge of arrangements, (770) 961-2828.

Meriam C. Smith

Mrs. Meriam C. Smith, 89, of Morrow, passed away, Nov. 4, 2008. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles O. Kilgore

Charles O. Kilgore, Jr., born Nov. 5, 1927 in Birmingham, Ala., died Nov. 3, 2008 at Sacred Journey Hospice in McDonough.

Charles served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of WW II and the Korean Conflict. He also served in the Army Reserves, serving a total of 39 years.

He is survived by his wife, Jean H. Kilgore; son Michael T. Kilgore; daughter and son-in-law, Susan J. and Joseph P. Reeves; brothers, Ed Bryant, of Winfield, Ala., and Ron Bryant, of Prattville, Ala.; grandchildren, Courtney Rachel Duncan, Meredith Brooke Kilgore, Ethan James Kilgore and David Joseph Reeves; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday Nov. 6, at 10 a.m., at the First Baptist Church Jonesboro. Interment will follow at Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Trussville, Ala., at 3 p.m., local time.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow is in charge of arrangements, (770) 961-2828.