1220 George C Wilson Drive, Suite C
Augusta, GA 30909

Mrs. Ruth Cartledge Jones

July 30, 1935 - May 12, 2018


Mrs. Ruth Cartledge Jones of Thomson, GA entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at her home with her loving husband by her side.

Mrs. Jones was retired from Columbia County Board of Education where she worked for 35 years.  She was a member of the Moose Club Lodge #447, American Legion Post #63, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and an Associate Life Member of the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G).

She loved gardening, reading and traveling especially on the back of a Harley enjoying yearly rides on the Trail of Tears and many others across the U.S.

Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her first husband, Willard Henry Cartledge, her parents, Dewey and Rebecca Langley Tribble, siblings Frances Hill, Alton Tribble and JB Tribble.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Robert A. Jones of Thomson, GA, two children, Sheila (Robert) Prior and Willard (Leslie) Cartledge, two step children Greg (Jean) Jones and Malinda Jones.  4 Grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 5 step great-grandchildren and 2 furbabies Trixie and Bandit who stayed by her side.

A memorial celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 2pm till 4pm at Damascus Baptist Church in Appling, GA where she was also a member.

Ruth always had a kind word and smile on her face.  She made the world a better and brighter place.  From rock stars and celebrities to Indian Chiefs and politicians, Ruth will forever be loved and missed by everyone that had the privilege of meeting her.

Online condolences may be made at www.arlingtonfuneral.com.  Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909.  (762) 994-0311

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Willard, I am sorry I did not know your mom had passed,I would have contacted you sooner.Take care and I am thinking about you and your family .Ricky Youngblood
Richard Youngblood - June 9 at 10:31 AM
Ruth was a very sweet, happy and kind little lady. She always had a smile on her face and was always the same. She had beautiful blue eyes that I will always remember! I'm sorry I didn't visit her more but she will forever be in my heart! Rest in peace sweet Ruth! We love you!
David & Janet Cartledge & family - May 26 at 10:44 AM
Ruth was such a kind hearted women and even though I didn’t get to spend as much time as I’d liked I love that women so much and she meant a whole lot to me . Ruth you will forever be in my heart . Instead of mourning her death , we will celebrate her wonderful life .
Breeanna - May 18 at 7:57 PM
So sorry we cannot be there for the service. We loved Nellie Ruth....she was always so ssweet. We will miss her.
Benny and Jerri - May 17 at 2:02 PM
Willard&Leslie cartledge & Bobby Jones,I just want to send my thoughts and prayers to you..we all love Ruth so much I wasn't as close as I would have like to have been but I was always so thankful to Ruth for the way she accepted my kids as if they were her grandkids and she always showed them the love that only a grandparent would..Ruth u will forever be remembered in our hearts..may you rest in peace my friend you have had to fight for some time...we will miss you and we love you..and to the family no words can be spoken to make this time of loss any easier for any of you but just know that I love you and I am only a phone call away if there is anything I can do or if you just need to talk to someone..God Bless you all
Stephanie Banks hatcher - May 17 at 11:49 AM
Bobby, your loss will be shared by many, may the happy memories of Ruth, keep joy in your heart. Knowing Ruth was a pleasure, she always had a smile on her face and love in her heart. It was unfortunate, that distance didn't allow enough time, to know her better. We always looked forward to seeing her and Bobby, at our Air Force reunions, where she was a friend to everyone. She will surely be missed by all.
Jim Liddick - May 17 at 11:40 AM
The chance meetings with Ruth were always a highlight for me. She was such an upbeat person. I wish we had known each other when we were younger...I think we would really have bonded. I will treasure my memories of Ruth. Bobby, stay in touch and if we can do anything, let us know.
Brenda Godbee-Hardy - May 17 at 9:30 AM
I was so very sorry to hear of Ruth’s death. I have fond memories of our high school years and the friendship we shared. I’m happy that we got to spend some time together at our last class reunion. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Betty Ann Kimball - May 16 at 8:18 PM
When we first met Ruth we found her to be a genuine sweet and loving person. We spent many hours laughing about funny things that had happened to us. Ruth was crazy about Bob and he was crazy about her. Ruth completed Bobs life. I will always remember her smile and her kindness she was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Betty and Jack
Jack & Betty - May 16 at 2:57 PM
Sorry I can’t be there we loved her very much Wayne and Carolyn
Wayne Hill - May 16 at 2:06 PM