Ruth Louise Tracy (THOMSON, Ga.)

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THOMSON, Ga. - Miss Ruth Louise Tracy, 83, passed away after a long illness on Friday, May 28, 2010 in the Thomson Health and Rehabilitation. A graveside memorial service will be held at 2:00PM, Sunday, May 30, 2010 in the Harlem Memorial Cemetery with the Reverend Philip Vestal officiating. Miss Tracy was born June 12, 1926 in Augusta, Georgia to the late Authur Melvin Tracy and Ruth Lamkin Reville. She was a 1947 honor graduate of Shorter College with the second highest average in her class. She worked as a bookkeeper for Tracy-Luckey in Harlem for 20 years. She was a member of the Pioneer Garden Club, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Revolution, and a lifetime member of the Harlem Baptist Church where she enjoyed her years in the choir. Miss Tracy was an artist, musician, and enjoyed reading. She loved cats and shared that love with her great niece, Ruth Tracy Blackburn, who cared for her over 20 years. She lived all of her life at 310 North Hicks Street in Harlem. Survivors include her brother, Francis William Tracy; nephew, Richard E. Tracy, Atlanta; niece, Fran Tracy-Walls and her husband, Joseph Louis Walls; great nieces, Katherine and Christine Walls, all of Raleigh, NC. Additionally survivors are great niece, Ruth Tracy Blackburn, her husband, Jay Blackburn; great-great nephew, William Arnett Blackburn of Harlem; great nieces, Mary Jane Tracy of Charlotte, NC and Katrina Tracy Langdon, her husband, Michael Langdon; great-great nephew, Jack Langdon, Glendale, AZ; her very best friend since kindergarten, Regina Hunt Kaminski and Claudia Benning, who has been both a friend and family member to entire Tracy family for over five years. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to McDuffie Friends of Animals, 310 North Hicks Street, Harlem, GA 30814. Starling Funeral Home, Hwy. 78, Harlem, Ga. Please visit to sign online guestbook. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-May 30, 2010

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