Ruth W. Rising 1929-2013

TIFTON, Ga. – Ruth Wood Rising, 89, formerly of Windham, was greeted into eternity by her Savior on Jan. 8, 2013, at the home of her daughter, Valarie Crosby in Tifton, Ga., after a lengthy illness, during which she was cared for by her faithful husband, Harold.

Born Oct. 9, 1929, in Windham, Ruth was the seventh child of Millard and Helen Green Wood. She graduated from Windham High School in 1947.

On Jan. 15, 1948, Ruth married Harold C. Rising, the love of her life. Ruth was a homemaker who committed her life to caring for Harold and their children. She was a partner to Harold in H&H Builders, and was very active in church ministry, teaching vacation Bible school and Sunday school.

Her gift of hospitality and witness of Jesus showed in her life, loving to cook and sharing her meals with many, and always having room for one more.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Harold of Tifton, Ga.; son, Thomas (Peggy) Rising of Killbuck; daughters, Karen (David) Strawman of Quincy, Ill., Cynthia (Matthew) Swain of Austintown and Valarie (John) Crosby of Tifton, Ga.; brother, Norm Wood of Hiram; and sister, Nira Giddings.

Interment will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Metro Ministries, P.O. Box 695, Brooklyn, NY 11237-0695 or

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com. Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

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