BARNESVILLE - Frances Wilson Ruffin, 84, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Upson Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Ruffin was born in 1929 in Bonaire, Ga., the daughter of the late Lois and Lane Wilson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Bobby Ruffin.
She joined Antioch Baptist Church in 1947 and was a devoted member throughout her lifetime. She worked in the textile industry for many years and took great pride in making baby garments.
Mrs. Ruffin and her late husband were farmers and gardeners. Each year they planted a large field of sunflowers and zinnias for the community to enjoy. She also had a passion for cooking and was famous among her family and friends for her caramel cakes and pecan pies.
Survivors include daughters, Deborah Ruffin and Jeanie Travis; son-in-law, Andy Travis, whom she loved as a son; and her adored granddaughter, Addie Travis; sisters, Betty Barlow, Barnesville, and Margaret Denney, Ellijay; brother, Wade (Mabel) Wilson, Barnesville; sisters-in-law, Dot (Fred) Mulling, Yatesville, Martha Rodgers, Zebulon, and Pat Wilson, Raleigh, N.C.; and brothers-in-law, Ed Evans, Barnesville, Johnny Ruffin, Yatesville, and Freeman Alsobrooks, Peachtree City; and many beloved nieces and nephews who also will miss her greatly.
Funeral services were held on Friday, February 28, at the Antioch Baptist Church in Yatesville. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Antioch Baptist Church Building Fund, 2269 Barnesville-Yatesville Rd., Yatesville, GA 31097.
Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home of Thomaston was in charge of arrangements. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed at www.pasleyfletcher.com