Annie Ruth Tillman – 80

Annie Ruth Tillman, age 80, of Surrency, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Tillman was born November 28, 1938 in Appling County to the late Othello Melton Miles and the late Mittie Sellers Miles.  She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church where she played the piano and organ for 50 years and was a retired bookkeeper for Hunter Johnson Lumber Company.  Mrs. Tillman loved music and watching her grandchildren play ball.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Tillman was preceded in death by her brothers, Alvin Miles and Oswell Miles.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Doyle Tillman of Surrency; a daughter & son in law, Sheila & Johnny Kennedy of Reidsville; son & daughter in law, Landry & Joyce S. Tillman of Baxley; brothers, Kenneth Miles of Concord, NC and Lanier Miles of Brunswick and a sister in law, Peggy Miles of Baxley. Grandchildren, Darrick (Linsey) Tillman, Alisha (Derek) Jones, John, Katie & Kaleb Kennedy, Candi (Shaun) Lewis and Jena (Jared) Craven and ten great-great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church with Rev. Rick Brown and Rev. Byron Scott officiating.

Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Darrick Tillman, John Kennedy, Kaleb Kennedy, Derek Jones, James Jones, Shaun Lewis, Jared Craven, Zach Cowart, Maddox Jones & Malcolm Tillman.

Visitation will be Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Swain Funeral Home.

Remembrances may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Beverly Eason 13965 Ten Mile Road Surrency, Ga. 31563.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.