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Annie "Ruth" Tanner Corbitt

January 30, 1937April 13, 2021
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Annie “Ruth” Tanner Corbitt, 84, of Brunswick, passed away on Tuesday, April 13, surrounded by her family at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick. Ruth was born on January 30, 1937 in Alma, Georgia to Lottie Mercer Tanner & Chester W. Tanner. She moved to Brunswick in 1957 with her husband. She was employed as a certified licensed optician for 31 years until she retired in 2002. Ruth was very active in her church community at New Life Sanctuary & enjoyed her weekly visits to the nursing homes to visit anyone in need of prayer. She enjoyed her morning walks & even walked the Sidney Lanier Bridge Run each year. She loved to bake her famous brownies & pass them out to various family, friends, church members, & anyone she came in contact with. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lloyd Phillips Corbitt; one sister, Iva Jean Rutland; and one brother, James W. Tanner. Survivors include her son, Phillip S. Corbitt (Elizabeth) of Brunswick; three daughters, Pamela C. Talley (Robert) of Brunswick, Pattie C. Giguere (Kevin) of Murrieta, CA, and Polly C. Davis of Brunswick. A memorial service will be held at 11am on Friday, April 30 in the chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Dana Swain officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. She was known as Mema by her eight grandchildren; Emily, Erin, Audra, Hillary, Haley, Corbitt, Trey, and Ivey Shae; and nine great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation for the Senior Care Center, 2415 Parkwood Dr., Brunswick, GA 31520 and to New Life Sanctuary Church, 940 Harry Driggers Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31525.

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    Friday, April 30, 2021

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Wilma Grayson

April 29, 2021

So sorry to hear about my sweet life long friend.We had so many memories of good days, Rest in peace Annie Ruth.

Lisa Spores

April 23, 2021

I used Dr Womble for years. She was such a sweet lady. She always helped me find the right fit and taught me how to put contacts in. I’m very sorry for your loss. May God give all of you peace and comfort through His love!

Ruth Vicent

April 21, 2021

I just remembered the first time I met Ruth. It was at the rink on the top floor the the old Casino Building on St. Simons. She was out on the floor, skating with her children, while I watched my own children skating. She was working at, I think it was American Vision Center at Doctor Womble's office on Newcastle Street across from Roger's Drug Store, making sure our new glasses fit perfectly for years.

Carolyn Nuss

April 17, 2021

Dear Family, I am very sorry to hear of Ms. Ruth's passing. She was a treasure & a sweetheart. I met her through the Newbern family a few years ago. She was a precious lady & will be sorely missed. One of my favorite people in the whole wide world. Love, condolences, sympathy, & prayers for you all for God's loving comfort & embrace. May He heal your hearts in the days to come. Love in Christ & God bless you all!

Gilbert Lee

April 15, 2021

We are so very sorry to hear about Annie Ruth's passing. She was a classmate of Gilbert's from Alma and highly thought of by her class members. She was a delight to be with. Our class reunions would not have been complete without her being there to shine her joyous light .

Again, our sincerest condolences as she will be greatly missed. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers as you go thru this difficult time. May God hold you all close and comfort you.

Sincerely,
Gilbert and Judy Lee
912.288.4900

Nancy Williams

April 15, 2021

Ruth was the best at fitting your glasses. She loved to walk & ride bicycles. She was a dear friend & person!

Glenn Hester

April 15, 2021

My thoughts and prayers go out to Polly and family over the loss of Mrs. Corbitt. She was a sweet and gentle lady who I enjoyed speaking with at events where we gathered.

May she RIP in Heaven with her husband. Condolences to all her family and friends.

Ruth Cassidy Vicent

April 15, 2021

I recently realized that I was not seeing my good friend Ruth when she passed my house during her morning walk. I will miss her.

Donna Gibbs

April 14, 2021

I so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. One of the sweetest ladies I ever knew. My Mother thought the world of her. Ruth would drop by to see her at the nursing home before she passed away a few years ago. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

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