MERRITT, Ruth L. Rogers
Mrs. Ruth L. Rogers Merritt, 95, of Marietta died Tuesday, the 4th of June 2013. Born in Bartow County she was the daughter of the late Arizona Hughes and Lewis Doss Rogers. Ruth attended Camp Ground School and Camp Ground Church. She attended the annual Camp meetings for many years and later joined New Providence Baptist Church. Through the years and even as her health declined she continued to visit with her friends and neighbors by phone, as her ministry to others. Ruth was preceded in death by her husbands Marion Cleveland Braswell and Olin A. Merrit, daughters, Brenda Gail Braswell, Edna Braswell Greene, and son-in-law, Chuck Collis. Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Loyce Johnson of Marietta, Evelyn Collis of Rossville, Linda and Ricky Pye of Naples, FL; son and daughter-in-law, Marion G. “Bud” and Terri Braswell of Loganville; devoted neighbors, Vera Horton and family; 7 beloved grandchildren; and many precious great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, the 8th of June at two o’clock at Patterson’s Canton Hill. Interment will follow at New Providence Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends are cordially invited to visit with the family Friday evening from six until eight o’clock and again on Saturday from one o’clock until the hour of service at H. M. Patterson & Son Canton Hill Chapel, 1157 Old Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30068, 770-977-9485.