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Mrs. Ruth McCain Ganley

January 4, 1929 ~ January 19, 2019 (age 90)
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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ruth McCain Ganley, age 90 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 19, 2019.  Mrs. Ganley was born in Leake County, Mississippi, the daughter of the late John Larkin McCain and the late Katie Dee Roberson McCain and attended Jefferson First United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Ganley was a retired legal secretary, real estate agent, and homemaker. Mrs. Ganley was a lifelong learner, avid reader, and volunteered as a tutor in both adult and child literacy programs. She was a competitive Scrabble player earning her the opportunity to compete in national tournaments. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ganley is preceded by her husband Jim Ganley.


Survivors include two daughters, Dianne Jones and her husband David of Mooresville, North Carolina and Debbie Cornelison and her husband Tim of Commerce.  Grandchildren; Chris Cornelison and his wife Erika of Cleveland, Michelle Cornelison Smith and her husband Robert of Berkley, California, Parker Jones and Riley Jones both of Mooresville, North Carolina.  Great grandchildren; Jackson Krilla, and Sara Cornelison of Cleveland, Georgia.  Three step daughters; Janice Littlejohn, Jill Maher and Jennifer Wolf also survive.


Memorial services will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 26, 2019 from the Jefferson First United Methodist Church with Pastor Chris Laskey officiating.  The family will receive friends 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. prior to the service in the Church Fellowship Hall.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Reading Is Fundamental ( in support of children’s literacy.


Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467.


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Reading Is Fundamental

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