THOMSON, Ga. - Ruth Smith Wilson was born in New York City. Her parents were H. Gordon Smith and Ruth Kent Smith. She attended Agnes Scott College and the University of GA where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. In 1941, she married James E. Wilson, Jr. of Thomson and raised four sons: Gordon, Jim, Glenn and Epp. Mrs. Ruth helped Mr. James start and guide several businesses including Wilson Homes, White Columns Inn and Pine Top Farm. Her artwork proves that she was gifted. She did outstanding work in oils, pastels, acrylics, charcoal and pen and ink. She taught art classes for many years. She was an active member of the Thomson First Methodist Church and served on many committees. She was active in the community and instilled in her family a sense of civic duty and civic pride. Mrs. Ruth helped organize and guide Belle Meade Hunt. She was predeceased by her husband, James Wilson, her sister and brother in law, Muriel and John Farmer and by her son, Gordon. She is survived by son Jim and wife Sue, son Glenn and wife Janet, and son Epp and wife Nancy. She is also survived by grandchildren Jeff, Jim, Gregg, Robert Alan, Wendi, Chase and Katie and 8 great grandchildren and 3 nieces. The Memorial Service will be held at Thomson First United Methodist Church at 1 PM on Friday February 20. Visitation will follow in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers and food, the family requests that donations be made to the Ruth S. Wilson Fund at the Thomson First United Methodist Church. You may sign the online guest book at www.curtisfuneralhome.com Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Curtis Funeral Home
218 West Hall Street
Thomson, GA 30824
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Feb. 20, 2015