Ruby Smalley Kitchens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Ms. Ruby Smalley Kitchens, 76, entered into rest on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at Doctor's Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2009 at Salem Baptist Church, Lincolnton, GA at 3:00 PM with the Rev. Deryl Odom officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Lincolnton, GA. Survivors include three sons, John Michael (Susan) Kitchens, Leonard M. (Laura) Kitchens, Paul A. Kitchens all of Augusta, GA; two daughters, Francis K. Garvin of Waxahachie, TX , Janie K. (Henry) Tetreault of Augusta, GA, 20 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Robert Lee and Janie May Greene Smalley, three brothers, James Robert Smalley, Lloyd Smalley, Floyd Smalley; two sons, Edward Lee Kitchens, Clay Kitchens; and a daughter, Roberta Pauline Cash. A native of Augusta, GA, Ms. Kitchens, was a member of Crawford Avenue Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing the piano, singing, writing poems, and Sewing. She was a great cook and loved gardening. She was a very loving and caring person, who adopted many to her heart. If so desired, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1105 Furys Lane, Suite D, Augusta, Georgia 30907 or to the Lupus Foundation of America, 1850 Lake Park Drive, Suite 101, Smyrna, Georgia 30080. The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Platt's Crawford Avenue from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. The family will also receive friends, at the Church on Sunday, May 3, 2009 from 2:00 pm until the time of service. Please sign guestbook and send condolences to: . Platt's Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Avenue, Augusta, Georgia 30904 Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-May 2, 2009