Mary Ruth Yawn, 78, of Baxley, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at The Pavilion.
Mrs. Yawn was born July 25, 1935 in Jesup to the late Cornelius Mitchell Aldridge and the late Maggie Lee Taylor Aldridge. She was a retired seamstress with Douglas and Harper and a member of Friendship Congregational Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren G. Yawn and her daughter, Brenda Kaye Yawn.
Survivors include her son, Mike Yawn, of Hazlehurst; sister, Guynell (Derriel) Lott, of Alma; brother, Charles (Ann) Aldridge, of Baxley; grandchildren, Brenda Varnadoe and Brandon Yawn; and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 11 at 3:00 p.m. from Friendship Congregational Christian Church with the Rev. Barry Teutsch and the Rev. Rick Brown officiating. Interment followed in Baxley Graveyard.
Musicians were the church choir and Pam Jones.
Mrs. Yawn lay in state at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.
Visitation was held Thursday evening, 6:00-8:00 p.m., at Swain Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were Ricky Aldridge, Mathew Taylor, Cole Taylor, Jesse Miller, Mitchel Todd, Kevin Todd and Chris Aldridge.
Honorary pallbearers were all friends in attendance of the funeral service.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.