OBITUARY

Ruth (Wages) Strickland

June 18, 1920May 5, 2018
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Mrs. Ruth Wages Strickland, 97, of Auburn, GA died May 5th, 2018 at her home.

Mrs. Strickland was predeceased by her husband of 72 years, Lonnie C. Strickland.

She is survived by her children Dennis and Gayle Strickland of Auburn, GA; Wayne and Linda Strickland of Flowery Branch, GA; and Karen and B-Bomb Smith of Winder, GA; granddaughters Paige Born, Charity Lee, and Angie Holland; grandsons Steve, Rob, Chris and Jon Strickland, Jud and Andy Smith; 22 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister Eloise Williams and brother-in-law Dwight Williams, brother, Charles Wages and sister-in-law Nellie; sister-in-law Florine Wages and many special nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Strickland was born in Auburn, Georgia on June 18th, 1920 to the late James Frank Wages and Lola Elese Wiley Wages. She was a lifelong member of Harmony Grove United Methodist Church, a graduate of the Dacula High School Class of 1938 and a charter member of the Daughters of the American Revolution Philadelphia Winn Chapter. She was an avid reader averaging three large-print books per week. She also enjoyed fellowship with family and friends, especially visits from her great and great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends and relatives on Monday, May 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Smith Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be Tuesday, May 8th at 11:00 AM in the Smith Memory Chapel, 755 Atlanta Hwy. SE Winder, GA 30680, with Rev. Chris Holland officiating. Interment will be at Gwinnett Memorial Gardens, 925 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.

The family has respectfully requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Mrs. Strickland's name to Eagle Ranch, P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502 or to the Piedmont Regional Library System c/o Winder Public Library, 189 Bellview St, Winder, GA 30680, for their dedicated efforts in providing her with large-print books.

Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is entrusted with the arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 8, 2018
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Connie Garner

May 9, 2018

Sorry to hear about Mrs. Ruth. She was always so sweet and a pleasure to know. Many memories of taking my son to her house and she would always give him an oatmeal pie.

Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Connie Garner

Linda (Hutchins) Pendergrass

May 6, 2018

I remember the good times we had in Harmony Grove MYF back in the late 1950's and early 1960's . Ruth and Lonnie were always so gracious to open their home to us kids. I especially remember one Halloween that the group leaders set up a haunted house in an old house on the Strickland's property. (I hope I've remembered that correctly!)

Dennis, Wayne, and Karen--I'm so sorry for your loss. There is no easy way to lose a parent, even one who has led such a long, full life. Keeping you all in our prayers.

Linda Pendergrass
Simpsonville, SC

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