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Ruth R. Jones

August 2, 1914 ~ September 17, 2018 (age 104)

Mrs. Ruth R. Jones, age 104, of Rome, GA, passed away on Monday morning, September 17, 2018.

Mrs. Jones was born in Whitfield County, GA, on August 2, 1914, a daughter of the late Robert Webster Ralston and the late Kansas Almeta Smith Ralston. She was married to Waddie Ormond Jones on May 28, 1931, and he preceded her in death on January 9, 1987. They were married 55 years. She was also preceded in death by a son Waddie Lee Jones on August 10, 1941, and by a grandson, Carl Stewart on September 14, 1996, sisters, Lettie Mathis, Florence Green, Laura Pack Quinton, Mattie Thompson and Maggie Pritchett.

Mrs. Jones was the oldest member of Enon Baptist Church. She was a member of Friendly Rivers Homemakers Club and very active until her health started to decline in recent months.

Survivors include a daughter, Louise Stewart, and her husband, Gene of Dunwoody, GA; one son, Robert (Bunky) and his wife, Brenda of Rome; grandchildren, Debbie Jett, of Pebble Beach, CA, Angie Stewart of Atlanta, GA, Burt Jones (Rhonda) of Rome, and Britt Jones (Kim) of Rome. Great-grandchildren include, Carrie Kim (Paul), Caroline Baggett (Logan), Macon Jones, Foster Jones, Victoria Jones, Alec Jones, Rebekah Jones and Addison Jones. Five great-great-grandchildren and many special nieces, nephews and friends also survive.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Ruth R. Jones will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at Enon Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Lambert officiating. Interment will follow in the Salmon Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday at the church beginning at 1:00 until the funeral hour.

Pallbearers are asked to meet at the church on Thursday by 2:30 p.m. and include Macon Jones, Foster Jones, Alec Jones, Logan Baggett, Jeff Ratliff and Johnny Evans.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Mrs. Ruth’s honor to Enon Baptist Church, or Friendly Rivers Homemakers Scholarship Foundation.

Mrs. Jones’ family would love to send special thanks to the staff and extended family of Riverwood Senior Living.

Salmon Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Ruth R. Jones.


Donations may be made to:

Enon Baptist Church
3105 Turkey Mountain Road (Hwy 140), Rome GA 30161

Friendly Rivers Homemakers Scholarship Foundation
C/O Phoebe Cornett 301 Bells Ferry Road, Rome GA 30161


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