Ruby Sharpe

Mrs. Ruby “Inez” Sharpe, age 96, of Cartersville,  passed away September 28, 2019, at Maple Ridge Health Care.

She was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 3, 1923, daughter of the late Bishop Marvin Slate and Azealia Bell Henry Slate. She was a member of Oakland Heights Baptist Church. She retired from Antiqua Carpet and was a talented seamstress. She liked gardening,  was an avid reader, and enjoyed working crossword puzzles. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Sharpe; granddaughter, Sandra Wilkey; great-grandson, Dennis Dial; and 12 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her daughter, Anne and Rev. C.E. Wilkey; grandchildren, LaVangia “LA” and Lance Diddle, Linda Smith, and Douglas Wilkey; 8 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 1:00 PM from the chapel of Barton Funeral Home, Adairsville with Reverend C.E. Wilkey officiating. Interment will follow in Whitefield Memorial Gardens, Dalton. Pallbearers will be Tony Helton, Lance Diddle, Tom Smith, Nathan Wilkey, Avery Jenkins, Austin Helton, and Lucas Wilkey.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 11:00 AM until 1:00PM at Barton Funeral Home, Adairsville.

The family wishes to thank all of the staff of Maple Ridge Health Care for their exceptional care.

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R. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, will be in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Ruby “Inez” Sharpe.