Atha Ruth Harris

January 15, 1926 – April 25, 2022


Obituary For Atha Ruth Harris

Atha Ruth Smith Harris, 96, of Lithia Springs, Georgia passed away on April 25, 2022. She was born on January 15, 1926, the daughter of the late Cleo W. Smith and the late Ruth Comer Smith.

Atha was a loving mother and grandmother, and she loved to spend time with her granddaughter, Kaley. She enjoyed her church, volunteering at Sweetwater Mission (formerly known as C.A.M.P.), gardening and growing flowers, and traveling when she was younger.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Harris and brothers Ray L. Smith, Bunyan Smith, and Comer Smith.

Mrs. Harris is survived by her daughter, Connie Harris of Villa Rica, Georgia; her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Pam Harris of Powder Springs, Georgia; sisters Estoria Hill of Macon, Georgia and Janie Pritchard of Marietta, Georgia; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Kaley and Justin Poole of Atlanta, Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, April 29, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home- Douglas Chapel, 2189 Midway Road, Douglasville, Georgia 30135. A graveside committal will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Crest Lawn Memorial Park, 2000 Marietta Blvd. NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318 with Rev. Thomas Chapman officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Sweetwater Mission in Austell, Georgia.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home and Crematory Douglas Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 770-942-2311

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  • 04/29/2022

    For many, many years, Charlie & Atha Harris were members and the Pillars of our Trinity United Methodist Church in Austell, Ga. They were involved in every aspect of the Missions of our Church, from the UMM & Charlie’s fish frys to Atha’s many activities in our UMW. Atha was an inspiration to all of us for her faithfulness, kindness, generosity and love. Dele & Charles Boggs

  • 04/28/2022

    Atha was a very dear friend for at leadt 14 years Very caring and a dedicated Christain and very active at Trinity UMC in Aystelk and our womens group. She lived her dog Roscoe. And was quite alert until just a couple months ago. She always decorated her table so beautuful. She made delucioys brownies. She- Dot- Kathea Ida and me were vety close friends known as the school girls. We ate out together for birthdsys especially. Loved her so much. Pray for her loving daughter Connie and son Paul. She is at peace and well again with Charlie and with Jesus. Love, Diana

  • 04/28/2022

    Sweet Atha will truly be missed. Paul and Connie, your mother and father were so good to me and my family over the years. So many wonderful memories from my youth. The trips to Morristown, TN, to visit the Loves comes to mind. Atha and Charlie’s faith was such a blessing to my family. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Tommy Thomason

  • 04/28/2022

    Atha, was a beloved friend and fellow Church member. She always had a kind smile for everyone and was sincerely loved. She will be sorely missed but Heaven has gained another angel. God Bless I know she is in Charles arms once again where she always wanted to be. I know they had a wonderful reunion. God Bless

  • 04/27/2022

    Yes- a shining light for me also, Norma. When visiting with our Jones family- she fit right in and was so cheerful always. She thought a great deal of my mom and mine and Pam’s grandmother. Atha had called once to simply thank me for remembering her with Christmas Card. Thoughtful, cheerful, quiet, loved her family is how I will remember this precious lady.

  • 04/27/2022

    Atha, you were such a shining light in my life. I thank you for all the years of friendship and luv. So many memories of visiting, eating and laughing like little schools girls. We were such good therapy for each other. I admired and respected you since the day I first met you. Your faith was always solid and your goodness was apparent. You touched my life in such a kind and luving way. I will always remember your smile and your genuine luv. Luv and Hugs, Norma

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