Ruth Bass
August 3, 2023

Ruth Marie Franks Bass, age 68, of LaFayette passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2023.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Franks, Sr. and Dorothy Franks; and a son, Charlie Huggins.

Ruth was a member of the LaFayette First Baptist Church and the Rotary Club and served on the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library Board. She recently retired as Executive Director of the LaFayette Housing Authority where she worked for 36 years and was past president of the Georgia Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities.

She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Johnny Bass; a son, Brad (Sarah) Huggins; daughter-in-law, Christy Huggins; grandchildren, Andrew Huggins, Anna Kate Huggins, Abbie Huggins, Jud Huggins, and Sawyer Huggins; sister, Helen Franks; brothers, Chuck (Linda) Franks, Robert (Michelle) Franks, Tommy Franks, and David (Laura) Franks; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 pm on Monday, August 7, at the LaFayette First Baptist Church with visitation prior to the service from 11:00 am until the service hour. Pastor Jason Arrowood and Sheriff Steve Wilson will officiate.

A private burial will be held at Trinity Cemetery.

Pallbearers are her nephews.

Honorary pallbearers are the sisters of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Visitation will also be held on Sunday, August 6, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the LaFayette First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ruth’s memory to the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library: 305 S. Duke Street, LaFayette, GA 30728, the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.

Funeral Home in Charge

Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home
121 West Villanow Street
LaFayette, GA 30728
(706) 638-2222
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