Ruth Hazel Rhodes Curtis

December 6, 1941 ~ October 31, 2011 (age 69)

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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