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.