Ruth Walker Betts

Published 11:27 am Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ruth Walker Betts

September 20, 2017

Ruth Walker Betts, 94, of Climax, Ga., passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

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The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 22, at Climax Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Poppell and Rev. Steve Brooks officiating. The family will gather for a private graveside service at Cedar Grove Cemetery with her grandsons serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Sr. Adult Men’s and Women’s Sunday School Classes.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to: Hospice of Southwest Georgia, 117 South Donalson Street, Bainbridge, GA 39817; Climax Baptist Church, P. O. Box 37, Climax, GA 39834; or Cedar Grove Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 247, Climax, GA 39834.

Ruth Beatrice Walker was born on July 18,1923, in Bainbridge, Ga., the daughter of Elbert and Ella Sweat Walker. She married love of her life, Ausmus Betts, in 1944, and they had three children. She attended Mt. Pleasant High School in Florida and was a faithful member of Climax Baptist Church. “Miss Ruth” was co-owner of B&B Grocery for many years. She was an original member of the Sew & Sew Quilters and you could find her each year at Swine Time sewing quilts with her friends. Ruth was a founding member of the Golden Agers and an active member of the Climax Community Club for decades.

Survivors include her husband of 73 years, Ausmus Betts; her son, Michael Betts and his wife, Hazel; her daughter-in-law, Delrose Betts; her seven grandchildren, Georgette Barron and her husband, Steve, Staci Simpson and her husband, Louis, Allison Cantley and her husband, Clay, Robin Allison and her husband, Casey, Eric Betts and his wife, Casey, Adrienne Harrison and her husband, Jarrett, and Amanda Betts; her 13 great-grandchildren; her three sisters-in-law; and a number of nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sons, Ronnie W. Betts and William Ausmus Betts, Jr.; her brother, Russell Walker; and her sister, Ruby Rudd.

The Betts family acknowledges the kind and compassionate care of Hospice of Southwest Georgia.