Ruth Hazel Rhodes Curtis

Born: Sat., Dec. 6, 1941
Died: Mon., Oct. 31, 2011

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Ruth Hazel Rhodes Curtis, age 69, of Atlanta, GA, died Monday, October 31, 2011 at the Harbor Grace Hospice of Atlanta. A native of Taliaferro County she was born in Crawfordville, GA on December 6, 1941 the only daughter of the late Thomas Hinman Rhodes, Sr. and Essie Harrison Rhodes. She was a 1960 graduate of Alexander Stephens Institute. Right after high school she moved to the Atlanta area and on February 20, 1963 married John Wayne Curtis, Sr. For over twenty years she was the switchboard operator at Doctors Hospital in Tucker, GA. She was a member of Margaret''s Grove Baptist Church and visited often on weekends with family and friends in Crawfordville. She also enjoyed reading and watching tv.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wayne Curtis, Sr. in August of 2006; and brothers, Thomas Hinman "Tommy" Rhodes, Jr. and James Herman Rhodes, Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Annette Curtis of Atlanta, GA; her son, John Wayne Curtis, Jr. of Dallas, GA; brothers, J. C. Rhodes of Crawfordville, GA, Herbert Rhodes and wife Dorothy of Crawfordville, GA and Alvin Rhodes and wife Connie of Crawfordville, GA; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Special in her heart was her great neice Tionne Rhodes. Tionne was like a granddaughter to Hazel and she loved her dearly.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Margaret''s Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Garner officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Al Rhodes, Jamie Rhodes, Steven Rhodes, Terrance Rhodes, Tyler Rhodes and Dakota Ballard. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night at Callaway Funeral Home. 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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Dena Stroud
   Posted Tue November 01, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Wed November 02, 2011
I am so sorry to hear about Hazel. I pray that God will give you all strength in the coming days. May God bless each of you!

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Wed November 02, 2011
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The family has our deepest sympathy.

Vanessa Daniels
   Posted Tue November 08, 2011
Cynthia, My thoughts and prayers are forever with you and your family. I have watch you through the whole process and know that your parents would be so very proud of you. So rest in knowing that you did the best that you could and you are a wonderful person as well as daughter. Our prayer have been answered and your Mother is at rest now, she has won the race. May the Lord continue to bless and keep you. Always in my prayers, Vanessa

Katara Harding
   Posted Tue November 08, 2011
I Love You Cynthia. Keep yo head up.