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Mrs. Doris Heath, Vidalia
Wednesday, 30 April 2014

April 30-- Mrs. Doris Ricks Heath, age 84, of Vidalia, of Vidalia, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in Treutlen Health and Rehabilitation in Soperton after an extended illness. 

She was a native of the Orianna Community in Treutlen County, went school there, and graduated from Soperton High School in 1946.  She has lived in Toombs County since 1956.  She was employed at Hazlehurst Manufacturing in Vidalia for several years, and retired from Toombs County Manufacturing.  She was a charter member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Vidalia, and was very active until her illness. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mary Oliff Braddy Ricks; three sisters, Sheldon Avery, Ruth Ricks, and Nannie Lou Johnson; and two brothers, Alston Ricks and Gratton Ricks.

Mrs. Heath is survived by her caregiver and niece, JoAnn Johnson Toole and husband Wilton of the Johnson Corner Community; and numerous other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

The graveside funeral service will be held Friday, May 2nd at 1:00 p.m. in Orianna Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Albert White officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association by visiting their website at alz.org

Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home of Vidalia is in charge of arrangements.



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