Mary Ruth Cartwright, of Morris Chapel, departed this life Sunday, Dec. 29, at the age of 87 years, 4 months, 29 days. She was born in Morris Chapel, July 30, 1926, the daughter of the late Walter McKinley and Zula Mae Moore Cunningham.
Mrs. Cartwright had been employed with Brown Shoe Company, and was a member of The Sanctuary and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and her church.
She is survived by her son, Rickey Hughes and wife Patty of Morris Chapel; grandchildren, Heather Whitley and husband Neal, and Jonathan Hughes and wife Leigh Ann; great-grandchildren, Jake Whitley, Laura Lee Whitley, Avery Hughes and Owen Hughes; and brothers, W.C. Cunningham and Bobby Cunningham both of Morris Chapel.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, R.C. Hughes, Oct. 23, 1985; her second husband, James Cartwright, Aug. 15, 1993; and an infant brother, W.D. Cunningham.
Services were held Jan. 1, at The Sanctuary of MPC in Morris Chapel with Jimmy Kelly and William Duke officiating. Burial followed at Milledgeville Cemetery in Milledgeville.