Mrs. Ruth Clark DeLoach died January 22, 2014, in Dalton, Ga. She was born in Statesboro, Ga., April 4, 1917. She was a graduate of South Georgia Teachers College (Georgia Southern) and earned a master of Christian education from Emory University. Mrs. DeLoach spent most of her life in Avondale Estates, Ga. She worked with the Decatur schools for 10 years, was a member of Decatur First United Methodist Church [Fellowship Class Sunday School], the United Methodist Children's Home Auxiliary and served as a Stephen minister.
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She was preceded in death by her parents, Hosea and Florence Elkins Clark; brother, Julian Clark; sisters, Gladys DeLoach and Louise Aaron.
She is survived by daughters, Harriet Pittman (Carter) of Dalton, Vicki Casares (Paul) of Auberry, Calif.; grandchildren, Debra Dickerson (Riley) of Hixson, Tenn., Carter Pittman III and Guy Pittman of Dalton, Ga., Erin Burke (Joey) of Fresno, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Kalyn Pittman and Guyton Pittman of Dalton, Charlotte Dickerson of Hixson, Tenn., and Elton Burke of Fresno, Calif.; nieces, Linda Aaron of Atlanta and Joan Jones of Kennesaw, Ga.; and nephews, Clark DeLoach of Statesboro and Don Clark of Antioch, Tenn.
The memorial service will be held in the sanctuary of Decatur First United Methodist Church Friday, January 31, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. David B. Jones officiating.
Visitation will be held at the church at 2 p.m.
Mrs. DeLoach donated her body to Emory University School of Medicine Body Donor Program.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to United Methodist Children's Home, 500 South Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30030.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.lovefuneralhomega.com.
Love Funeral Home, 1402 North Thornton Avenue, Dalton, is in charge of arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, January 25, 2014
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1, 2014