Lillie Ruth Whitfield Stewart, age 85, of Oakwood passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, following an extended illness. She is preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Anderson Stewart; her mother, Cora Mae Welchel Whitfield; her father, Joseph Benjamin Whitfield; her brother, Jesse Ray Whitfield Sr.; and her sister, Ida Belle Whitfield.
Mrs. Stewart is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Suzie Stewart, James and Amy Stewart and David and Melissa Stewart; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Dola Whitfield Seay and Inez Whitfield Allen; sister-in-law, Mary Evelyn Whitfield; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home North. The Rev. Paul Evans will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Emmett-Stewart Cancer Fund c/o First Presbyterian Church, 800 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501 or Gainesville – Hall County Young Life, P.O. Box 1660, Gainesville, GA 30503.
Memorial Park Funeral Home North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501 is in charge of arrangements. Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.