Maude Ruth Franks Worley Fisher, of Savannah, was born on Dec. 9, 1930, the daughter of the late Carl Wayne and Maude Jane Tucker Franks.
She departed this life on Sunday, July 30, at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 21 days.
Ruth was a member of Wesley’s Chapel Methodist Church for 77 years; she had been a member there since she was 9 years old. She was also a member of Eastern Star and a community service volunteer. Ruth was born in Waterloo, Alabama where she resided for six years, then she lived in the Pyburn and Nixon communities for the remainder of her life. Before retiring, she worked as a fancy stitcher for Brown Shoe Company for 43 years. Ruth received her diploma in 1976 from Central High School, at the same time as her daughter, Cathy. She loved puzzles, playing rummy, traveling and quilting. Ruth was known as the “yard sale queen.” She enjoyed music and singing and was an alto in a quartet.
Ruth is survived by her two daughters, Ruth Ann Worley Hughes and her husband Bobby and Cathy Jane Worley Boeklen and her husband Richard; two sisters, Jane Keating and Martha Busbee; two brothers, Len Franks and Otis Franks; nine grandchildren, Robert Hughes II, Jennifer Dominquez, Jackie Sevier, Flora Strawbridge, John Winborn II, Christie White, Jessica Cole, Joseph Winborn and Geoffrey Boeklen; and 16 great-grandchildren, Kelsey Hughes, Kaitlin Hughes, Robert Hughes III, Amanda Dominquez, Eliana Sevier, Emma Sevier, Eden Sevier, Makayla Strawbridge, Zac Strawbridge, Xander Strawbridge, Hatcher Strawbridge, Caden Strawbridge, J Winborn III, Haven Winborn, Allie Winborn, and Jacoby Boeklen.
In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her four sisters, Anna Kirkland, Emogene Cox, Margaret Rowlette and Marie Franks, and her seven brothers, Earl Franks, Taylor Franks, Allen Franks, Carl Wayne Franks Jr., Omby Franks, John Franks and Paul Franks.
Services were held on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m., at Wesley’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Savannah with Jim Wright and Tommy Jack Worley officiating. Burial followed in Wesley’s Chapel Church Cemetery at Savannah.