January 23, 2014

Ruth Clark DeLoach

— Mrs. Ruth Clark DeLoach died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Dalton.

She was born in Statesboro on April 4, 1917. She was a graduate of South Georgia Teachers College (Georgia Southern) and earned a master’s of Christian education from Emory University. Mrs. DeLoach spent most of her life in Avondale Estates. She worked with the Decatur schools for 10 years, was a member of Decatur First United Methodist Church (Fellowship Class Sunday school), the United Methodist Children’s Home Auxiliary and served as a Stephen Minister.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hosea and Florence Elkins Clark; brother, Julian Clark; sisters, Gladys DeLoach and Louise Aaron.

She is survived by daughters, Harriet Pittman (Carter) of Dalton, Vicki Casares (Paul) of Auberry, Calif.; grandchildren, Debra Dickerson (Riley) of Hixson, Tenn., Carter Pittman III and Guy Pittman of Dalton, Erin Burke (Joey) of Fresno, Calif.; great-grandchildren Kalyn Pittman and Guyton Pittman of Dalton, Charlotte Dickerson of Hixson, Tenn., and Elton Burke of Fresno, Calif.; nieces, Linda Aaron of Atlanta and Joan Jones of Kennesaw and nephews Clark DeLoach of Statesboro and Don Clark of Antioch, Tenn.

The memorial service will be in the sanctuary of Decatur First United Methodist Church Friday, Jan. 31, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. David B. Jones officiating.

Visitation will be at the church at 2 p.m.

Mrs. DeLoach donated her body to Emory University School of Medicine Body Donor Program.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to United Methodist Children’s Home, 500 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30030.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.lovefuneralhomega.com.

Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton, is in charge of arrangements.