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Ruth Colquitt Owings

Mrs. Ruth C. Owings, age 97 of the Fog Road Community, Resaca, died Saturday, February 11 in Gordon Health Care following an extended illness. Ruth was born in Cedartown, January 27, 1920, daughter of the late John T. Colquitt and Annie Liddelle West Colquitt. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Henry H. Owings, Jr. on October 26, 2004. She and Henry had resided in Gordon County since 1964. She loved flower gardening, quilting, playing piano, organ, and enjoyed reading. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Calhoun. She is survived by her daughter, Priscilla Cronon and her husband, Vairon of Resaca; one sister, Catherine Shackelford of Cedartown; one granddaughter, Crissy Cronon Baker and her husband, Clay; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Owen Wheeler. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Monday, February 13 at the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Dr. Bert Vaughn officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Chattooga County. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2:00 PM, Monday preceding the funeral at Thomas Funeral Home. On line condolences may be recorded at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com. Thomas Funeral Home has charge of arrangements for the services of Ruth C. Owings of Resaca.

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I always loved your mom and dad. They also loved you dearly!

Betty Vaughan Feb 17 2017 9:08 AM

Priscilla, I remember Henry and Ruth so well. I enjoyed seeing you and your mother ring handbells at FBC many years ago. I am sorry I missed the visitation today. I intended to come and express my condolences in person but missed the time. May God bring sweet memories to mind and give you peace.

Reva Utz Feb 13 2017 5:18 PM

Priscilla, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Ruth was loving and kind. I was always impressed by her going with Henry as he worked and her reading in the car to keep busy. Both of your parents were godly individuals who were a wonderful example for others. Amelia and John Lord

Amelia and John Lord Feb 13 2017 6:04 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Owings

Brenda Brock Feb 12 2017 6:23 PM

So sorry to hear your mother went to meet her Lord and Savior. I have fond memories of this family . Love to you.

Norma Hiighfield Feb 12 2017 6:00 PM

Priscilla, I am so sorry about the death of your mother. I was so fond of her and Henry. The truth is that until I read the obituary I didn't know that you were her daughter. I send my prayers for peace and comfort to you all.

Julia Fortner Feb 12 2017 2:07 PM