Ruth W. Pyle

Ruth W. Pyle, originally of Atlanta, Georgia passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon, May 23 at her home in Canton, Georgia surrounded by friends and family.

Ruth was the daughter of Gordon and Leila Mae Williams of Woodstock, GA. She is predeceased by her husband of almost 40 years, Bernard Pyle. She is survived by one sister, Becky Buckman of Denver, CO; daughter,  Anne Pyle Atkins (Gary Atkins) of Canton, GA; son, Stephen Pyle (Lorens Alshraideh-Pyle) of Stone Mountain, GA; and step-daughter, Linda Pyle Compton (Dennis Compton) of Marietta, GA. Three grandchildren, Stacy Compton Wegrzyn of Woodstock,GA, Austin Atkins of Jasper, GA, and Hannah Atkins of Dunwoody, GA and one great-granddaughter, Alyse Wegrzyn, of Woodstock, GA and many nieces and nephews.  

After presenting the valedictorian speech at her graduation ceremony from Canton High School in 1940, Ruth went on to secretarial school and worked for many years in administrative positions in Atlanta. She met the love of her life, Bernard, on a blind date, set up by her now sister-in-law, Wilda Pyle Coyle of Bainbridge. When Anne was born, Ruth stayed at home and loved her life as a devoted wife and mother. She loved cooking and entertaining and opened their home to countless family members and friends. It was not uncommon for her to invite those who had little family of their own to join her family gatherings. Nowhere was it more evident of her love for all, than on the 1st Sunday of Holbrook Camp Meeting each year as she shared her faith, food and fellowship!

Ruth touched countless lives as the Director or Kindergarten at 1st Baptist Church of Woodstock in the late 1960’s. She and Bernard were active members at St. Andrew Methodist Church and later at First UMC Marietta. She was a member of First UMC Canton at her passing. Ruth’s encouraging disposition was a blessing to everyone she came in contact with. A kind word, a loving smile, or motherly advice was just part of what the staff and residents of Waterford at Hidden Lakes loved about Ruth. At 96, she continued to send greeting cards to the ill, crochet blankets for newborns, and make caps and scarves for cancer patients.  
The family will receive friends on Friday, May 25 from 2p-4p & 6p-8p at Lakeside Funeral Home, 121 Claremore Drive, Woodstock, GA.  A celebration of her life will be held at Lakeside Funeral Home Chapel Saturday morning, May 26 at 10a. Rev. Sandra Henry will officiate. Burial will follow in Cherokee Memorial Park,120 Memorial Dr, Canton, GA.

Scott Huskins Funeral & Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements. 678.771.5566 |

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1. Jamey Rickard wrote:
Such a dear sweet lady! I am thankful for the opportunity to have known her while she lived at Terrace at Riverstone - she was a blessing. Full of life! I always enjoyed visiting with her in her apartment where we shared many conversations and lots of laughs. If you had the opportunity to know her consider yourself blessed.

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