Ruth Wilson Brooks

Born: Wed., Oct. 17, 1928
Died: Thu., Nov. 17, 2011

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Georgia Ruth Wilson Brooks, age 83, of Union Point, GA, died Thursday, November 17, 2011 at Athens Regional Medical Center. She was born on October 17, 1928 in Monticello, GA. She was the widow of Alvin Thomas Brooks and the daughter of the late George Rufus Wilson and Berta Goodman Wilson. She graduated from Union Point High School. Mrs. Brooks was retired from Union Manufacturing Company in Union Point and was a member of First Baptist Church of Union Point, the Happy Hearts Club and Union Point Garden Club. She also enjoyed reading.

Her husband Alvin Thomas Brooks preceded her in death in 2005 at which time they had been married fifty-eight years. A loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Gail B. and George L. Spearing, III of Lexington, GA; two grandsons and their wives, George L. Spearing, IV and Paige of Arnoldsville, GA and Paul K. Spearing and Julie of Creedmoor, NC; seven great granddaughters, Meggan, Morgan, Savannah, Ashley, Kate, Lily and Laura. Also surviving are two sisters, Grace W. Holcomb of White Plains, GA and Annie W. Evans of Sparta, GA; two sisters-in-law, Nettie McKinley of Union Point, GA and Ruby Dent of Macon, GA; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 206 Thornton Street, Union Point, GA 30669 with Rev. Harry Michael officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669. Serving as pallbearers are George Spearing IV, Paul Spearing, William Maxwell, Don Schmidt, Phil Eley and Allen Askew. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday night at Callaway Funeral Home in Union Point. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 206 Thornton Street, Union Point, GA 30669. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Jan Hallman
   Posted Sat November 19, 2011
Miss Grace, So sorry to hear of your sister's passing. She will be greatly missed. Jan and David Hallman, Josh and Robert (Miss Irene Gentry's Niece)

Shirley and Emmett Caldwell
   Posted Sat November 19, 2011
Gail, George and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the days and weeks to come.

Betty Neal
   Posted Sat November 19, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with Ruth's family during this difficult time. I will always treasure our many talks that we had on her swing. She was such a lovely person, and I will miss her dearly. I am so sorry that I will not be able to be there for her service, but I am currently out of state. Love, Betty

Patsy and Melvin Pierce
   Posted Sun November 20, 2011
Gail and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this time of grief and sorrow. I know Ms. Ruth was loved and will be missed. May God bless you all.

Becky Cronic
   Posted Sun November 20, 2011
We were saddened to hear of Aunt Ruth's passing. I know she will be truly missed by the family and the community. I enjoyed getting to know her through Nanny (Nettie). God bless you all through this time of loss. Love you, Becky and Jeff Cronic

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Mon November 21, 2011
Dear Ms. Gail & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. We grew up with Ms. Ruth and Mr. Bebop as we called your father. They were both a big part of 3 little girls young lives. They are finally together again and I know both of them are so happy. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.