Linda Ruth Carter Christmas, 64, died Thursday, July 14, 2011 at her residence. Linda Ruth was a native of Appling County and was born Aug. 8, 1946 to Marjorie Cason Carter and the late Robert Lee Carter. She was retired from Winn Dixie. Her son, Brian Gosnell, preceded Ms. Christmas in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Angela Marie Alexander of Baxley; one son, Tollie Gosnell of Lyman, S.C.; her mother, Marjorie Carter of Baxley; four sisters, Janice Harrelson and Patricia Reeves, both of Baxley, Connie Sergant of Spartanburg, S.C. and Lynnette Davis of Inman, S.C.; one brother, Tollie Carter of Keystone Heights, FL; grandchildren, Jessica and Roland Cruz, Chris Byrne, Josh and Jessica Byrne, Gabriel Gosnell, Carson Gosnell, Carter Gosnell and Hudson Gosnell and seven great-grandchildren, Lexi, Jonathan, Kaylee, Allison, Andrew, Hunter and Hanna also survive.
Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17 in the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with pastors Randy and Agnes Sellers officiating. Interment followed in Midway Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were nephews.
Honorary pallbearers were all in attendance.
Musical selections were rendered by Robbie Carter.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.