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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Bettye Ruth Rucker, age 67 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, May 11, 2018. Ms. Rucker was born in Commerce, Georgia a daughter of the late Thurmond Rucker and Alice Blanche Rucker of Commerce. Ms. Rucker was of the Christian Faith and first retired from Stand Coosa Thacker after twenty-five years of service and later from the Commerce Police Department after twenty-three years of service.
Bettye is survived by her lifelong friend, Frank Rakestraw of Arcade, three children, Catrice Rucker-Shivers (Greg) of Villa Rica, Nakia Rucker-Sorrells (Jacob) of Commerce, and Stefan Rucker (Amy) of Charlotte, North Carolina. Four siblings, Elaine Gatheright, of Commerce, John Henry Rucker (Willie Eva) of Commerce, Loretta Rucker of Commerce and Carol Scott of Commerce.
Bettye also leaves behind seven grandchildren: Darius, Ashton, Austin, Marahya (Shivers); Alexia, Tyler (Rucker-Sorrells); Devin (Rucker), and one great grandchild, Phoenix (McAfee)
Graveside services will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, May 14, 2018 from the Piney Grove Cemetery in Commerce, Georgia with officers from the Commerce Police Department serving as Honor Guard. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Sunday, May 13, 2018
Evans Funeral Home, 1350 Winder Highway, Inc., Jefferson, Georgia 30549.
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