Mrs. Ruth Garner Postell went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Tranquility Hospice at Cobb. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, March 19 at 3pm at First Baptist Church of Powder Springs. The family will receive visitors at the church from 1-3pm on Tuesday. Rev. Mike Woods and Rev. Alan Davis officiating. Entombment at Paulding Memorial Gardens.
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She was born in Paulding County, GA on November 20, 1919. She was the daughter of Robert Lee Garner and Effie Cole Garner also of Paulding County, GA. In 1937 she met her soulmate Thomas Raymond Postell at a baseball game and they married April 16, 1938. She is preceded in death by her husband Raymond, her parents Rob and Effie, her siblings Reba Garner Brown and her husband Claude, Robert Franklin (Frank) Garner and his wife Athleen, Joann Garner Seals and her husband Vernon (Speed).
She is survived by her children Thomas Wayne Postell and his wife Tommie Ledbetter Postell, Linda Faye Postell Barron, Randy Troyce Postell and his wife Beverly Keith Postell, sixteen grandchildren and their spouses, Scott and Kim Postell, Crystal and Tommy Jacobs, Andy and Claire Postell, Tracey and Doug Long, Hollie and Ray Drew, Timbo and Laura Barron, Laura Beth and Roscoe McClendon, Jennie Lynn Postell, and Troy Postell, thirty-one great-grandchildren, and twenty-three great-great-grandchildren.
Ms. Ruth had been a resident of Powder Springs for the past sixty years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Powder Springs, and at the time of her death was their oldest living member. A member of “Happy Hearts” senior citizens and taught the “Joy” class Sunday school.
She was a home maker for most of her life dedicating her time to caring for her husband and children. In the early fifties she sold carpet and rugs for Rich’s and for several years in the sixties and seventies she served as a dietitian for Cobb County Schools at Compton Elementary School.
Her hobbies included reading her bible every day, cooking, and politics.
She loved to eat. She believed in three meals every day. In her words “I eat regular!” She will be greatly missed.