Miss Ruth Louise Tracy
THOMSON, Ga. - Miss Ruth Louise Tracy, 83, passed away
after a long illness on Friday, May 28, 2010 in the Thomson
Health and Rehabilitation.
A graveside memorial service was held at 2 p.m., Sunday,
May 30, 2010 in the Harlem Memorial Cemetery with the
Rev. Philip Vestal officiating.
Miss Tracy was born June 12, 1926 in Augusta, to the late
Authur Melvin Tracy and Ruth Lamkin Reville. She was
a 1947 honor graduate of Shorter College with the second
highest average in her class. She worked as a bookkeeper for
Tracy-Luckey in Harlem for 20 years. She was a member of the
Pioneer Garden Club, United Daughters of the Confederacy,
Daughters of the American Revolution, and a lifetime member
of the Harlem Baptist Church where she enjoyed her years in
the choir. Miss Tracy was an artist, musician, and enjoyed
reading. She loved cats and shared that love with her great
niece, Ruth Tracy Blackburn, who cared for her over 20 years.
She lived all of her life at 310 North Hicks Street in Harlem.
Survivors include her brother, Francis William Tracy;
nephew, Richard E. Tracy, Atlanta; niece, Fran Tracy-Walls
and her husband, Joseph Louis Walls; great nieces, Katherine
and Christine Walls, all of Raleigh, NC. Additional survivors
are great niece, Ruth Tracy Blackburn, her husband, Jay
Blackburn; great-great nephew, William Arnett Blackburn
of Harlem; great nieces, Mary Jane Tracy of Charlotte, NC
and Katrina Tracy Langdon, her husband, Michael Langdon;
great-great nephew, Jack Langdon, Glendale, AZ; her very
best friend since kindergarten, Regina Hunt Kaminski and
Claudia Benning, who has
been both a friend and family
member to entire Tracy family
for over five years.
In lieu of flowers, please
send memorials to McDuffie
Friends of Animals, 310
North Hicks Street, Harlem,
Starling Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.
Web posted on Thursday, June 03, 2010