Mary Ruth

Hamilton County

ROSSVILLE Mary Ruth Gooch Barnes, 90, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing Bingo and loved flowers and gardening. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Florence Boss; her 1st husband, William Kendrick; second husband, James Guy Gooch; last husband, Robert "Bob" Barnes; daughter, Billie Sandra Coppinger; stepson, Lamar Barnes; and two sisters, Ara Ellis and Thelma Swanson. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia Howard (Cliff), of Rossville, and Judy Jackson Allison (Jesse), of Chickamauga, Ga.; son, James Leon Gooch, of Rossville; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Rev. John Underwood, Dr. Warren Moorhead and Rev. Jackie Swanson officiating. Burial will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.The family will begin receiving friends after 1 p.m. today and prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.Online guest book at Arrangements by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe.

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