Ruth Janice Sims Abbott, 89, of Watkinsville, GA passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012.
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Mrs. Abbott was born August 2, 1922 in Helen, GA to the late John F. Sims and Leone Burch Sims and was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh L. Abbott; three sisters, and two brothers. She lived in Oconee County for 62 years and retired from the Department of Family and Children Services after 34 years of service. Mrs. Abbott was a charter member of Briarwood Baptist Church, was a member of the Pilot Club, the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW, and did volunteer work in the county.
Survivors include two sons, Michael W. Abbott and wife, Elsie of White County and Alan H. Abbott and wife, Dorothy of Watkinsville; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; two sisters, Virginia York and Orene Elrod; one brother, Philip Sims, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 11 AM, Saturday, March 17th in the chapel at Bernstein Funeral Home with Rev Dan Fuller officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 9-11AM prior to the service at Bernstein.
Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northhampton, MA 01061.
Online condolences may be offered at www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com
Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Mar. 16, 2012