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Mrs. Ruby Johnson Abbott

WARRENTON, Ga. - Mrs. Ruby Johnson Abbott, 107, of Warrenton, entered into rest June 10, 2008, at Warrenton Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 13, 2008, at Johnson United Methodist Church with Dr. Gary Abbott and Rev. Charlie Knowles officiating. Interment followed in the Johnson Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dwight Foster, Glen Foster, Warren Jones, Keith Jones, Whit Whittington, Pat Smith, Eston Usry and Mike Rayfield. Honorary pallbearers were Gene Chalker, Wayne Chalker, Ronald Abbott, Kenneth Ansley, and Lynwood Johnson.

Mrs. Abbott was a lifelong resident of Warren County and was the daughter of the late Wesley Smith Johnson and the late Irene Pool Johnson. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Abbott was also the oldest member of Johnson United Methodist Church and the oldest member of the Burkhalter Chapter of the D.A.R.

Survivors include: daughters: Dahlia Newsome, Thomson, Maxine Foster (Billy), Centerville, Ga.; brother: Forest Johnson, Warrenton; sister, Nell Chalker, Thomson; five grandchildren: Brenda Jones, Kathy Whittington, Jimmy Newsome, Dwight Foster and Glen Foster; four great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Abbott was preceded in death by a brother Harvey Johnson, a sister Josie Johnson, and a son-in-law Lewis Newsome.

Memorials may be made to the Johnson Cemetery Fund, Joe Shurley, 642 Shurley Rd, Warrenton, GA 30828.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, June 19, 2008

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