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Ruth Guilford Avery

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Saturday, January 13, 1945 - Sunday, April 29, 2018

Mrs. Ruth Guilford Avery of Slocomb went home to be with the Lord early Sunday, April 29, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was 73. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Slocomb with Rev. Trull Hill and Teddy Avery officiating. Interment will follow in the Slocomb City Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home directing.  The family will receive friends at the church Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you honor Ruth's memory with your contribution to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.  Mrs. Avery was born January 13, 1945 in Geneva County to the late Doris Childs Guilford and George Guilford Sr.  Ruth was a dedicated woman of faith and a member of the First Baptist Church of Slocomb for 52 years where she taught Sunday school and served on a number of committees. She retired after 30 years in the propane business and was employed as CEO of Hartford Pecan Company for the past 14 years.  Ruth was a loving wife and adoring mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed.  In addition to her parents, four siblings: Deloris Kelly, Sara Alice Stewart, Jean Davis and George Guilford, Jr.; as well as a nephew, Rusty Guilford all preceded her in death.  Survivors include her husband, David Avery; sons: Tony Avery (Kelly) and Ashley Avery; grandchildren: Gracie, Sarah Mason, Claire Marie, Emma, Abigail and Owen Avery; many special nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.    The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the following health care professionals for the love and care which was freely given to Ruth throughout her illness: Dr. Scott McAllister and the staff at Dothan Hematology and Oncology; Dr. Doug Jackson; Tammy and staff at Internal Medicine of Dothan; and  Bridgette Johnson, Sharron Connell and Lisa Mahan at Covenant Care Hospice.





Funeral Service

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018



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Elouise Tindell

Mr. David, I am so sorry about Mrs. Ruth. I loved her and you. Enjoyed sewing for y'all, and buying and selling pecans, but more than anything through all that was able to become friends with two very special people.. I know where you are, it will be a rough road but with her love for you and God you will make it through. God is the light at the dark tunnel you are having to walk through and he will always be there. Love from a friend . You and family will be in my prayers. Heaven received an angel .
lynne mills

I'm so very sorry to hear about Ruthie. I know she suffered, but she is with our Lord. The old selfish part of us is just never ready to let go, even though we know she's in such a glorious place. I pray God will hold you close and give you peace and comfort.

Big hugs, my friend.
Lynne Mills
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Patti & Larry Puckett

Our deepest condolences for the loss of Ruthie. She was a very special lady and will always have a special place in our hearts. Prayers to you Mr. Avery and the family.

My thoughts and prayers have you and your family members in them.
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Mike & Sarah Vickers

Mr. David and Family, we were so sorry to hear of Ruthie's illness and passing. Please know that we are thinking of all of you and pray for God's comfort and peace.
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Earl Cherry

David, I'm so sorry to hear about Ruthie. We all called her Ruthie in school. I thought the world of Ruthie and you too. She was a well liked and down to earth person. I know she will be missed by you and and your family and her many friends. I'll be thinking of you in my prayers.

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