Willie Ruth Stockton Mize, age 93 of Mount Airy, Georgia took her heavenly flight home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.
Born in Stephens County, Georgia on April 15, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Elem Stockton & Clara Minyard Stockton. Willie Ruth retired from Piedmont Automotive after many years of faithful service. She loved going to yard sales and was a wonderful caregiver to people who needed help. Willie Ruth also loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Hazel Creek Baptist Church and was the last surviving member of her 1948 graduating class of Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Granville Eugene Mize, second husband, Frank Ledford; sisters, Vernell Mize & Betty Jean Allen; brothers-in-law, A.E. Mize, Jr., Cleve Allen, Jr., Martin Robinson, Swain Wood, & Ken Palmer; sisters-in-law, Wanda Stockton, Margaret Stockton, & Mildred Wood.
She is survived by her son, Kale Mize (Ouida) of Clarkesville, GA; granddaughter, Kendall Mize Thornton (Pete) of Murrells Inlet, SC; step-grandson, Adam Barron (Melissa) of Clarkesville, GA; step-granddaughter, Rebecca Barron of Sandy Springs, GA; brothers, Jimmy Stockton, Ed Stockton both of Demorest, GA; sisters, Margaret Dickerson of Rabun Gap, GA; Barbara Jo Robinson of Clayton, GA; special niece, Joan Burke Morris; great-grandchildren, Emma Barron, Drew Barron, Sterling Tinker, & Cosette Thornton; many nieces, nephews, & friends.
The family would like to thank her wonderful caregivers and fellow residents at Graceful Care Assisted Living Home. Willie Ruth loved and cared for each of them.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2023 at Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Trent Smith & Rev. Billy Burrell officiating. Interment will follow the service at Hazel Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Kenneth McEntire officiating at the graveside.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2023.
An online guest registry is available for the Mize family at www.HillsideMemorialChapel.com
Arrangements are in the care & professional direction of Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens of Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256
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