Obituary of Ruth Lee Sherman

Ruth Amanda Lee was born  April 30, 1910 near Ray City in Berrien County, GA .  Her parents, Mollie  Bell Clements and William David  “Bill” Lee, were third cousins.

Siblings  of Ruth Amanda Lee (Children of Mollie  Bell Clements and William David  “Bill” Lee):

  1. Martha Vivian Lee
  2. Ruth Amanda Lee
  3. Willie Edna Lee
  4. Mary Elizabeth Lee
  5. Moses Clements Lee
  6. Mollie Idelle Lee
  7. Sancel Lee, died at 15 months

Ruth’s early childhood was spent in a small log cabin her family owned near Ray City.  When she was about seven years old, her parents ordered a house from a Sears catalog (see Ray City’s Mail Order House).  The house, a complete do-it-yourself kit, was delivered to Ray City by train.  When fully assembled it was a seven-room, three-bedroom home, a spacious improvement over the two room cabin that was their former abode. Ruth A. Lee was enumerated in her parents household, along with her siblings, in the census of 1920 and 1930.

Later, Ruth A. Lee married a Mr. Sherman and they made their home in Lakeland, GA.

 Ruth Lee Sherman
LAKELAND — Ruth Lee Sherman, 91, of Lakeland passed away early Sunday morning, Oct. 1, 2000 in the Lakeland Villa Convalescent Center after a lengthy illness. She was born in Berrien County and had lived in Lakeland most of her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Lakeland. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Lee Sollami and Willie Edna “Bill” Johnson and one brother, Mose Lee. Survivors include, two sisters, Idelle Lee Carter and Vivian Lee Exum, both of Lakeland; a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000 in the Lakeland Chapel of Music Funeral Services, Inc., with burial following in Beaver Dam Cemetery in Ray City.

Grave marker of Ruth Lee Sherman (1910-2000), Beaver Dam Cemetery, Ray City, GA.

Grave marker of Ruth Lee Sherman (1910-2000), Beaver Dam Cemetery, Ray City, GA.

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