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Doris Mobley Hensler

Doris Mobley Hensler, 90 of Madison, died October 20, 2016.  She was the daughter of the late, Henry and Lily Mae Mobley.  She was born in Walton County August 20, 1926.  She was married to the late James Carter Hensler.  Mrs. Hensler was a homemaker and a member of Beacon Heights Baptist Church.  She leaves one daughter, Cynthia Stahley as well as two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The family of Mrs. Hensler received friends on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at A.E. Carter Funeral Home.  The funeral was held on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Chapel.  Interment followed at the Madison City Cemetery.

Eugene Talmadge Ruark

Eugene Talmadge Ruark, 84 of Bostwick, died October 18, 2016.  He was at his home, surrounded by his family.  Mr. Ruark was born in Bostwick on September 13, 1932 to George Lee and Agnes Malcom Ruark.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during the Korean Conflict.  After four years of military service, Mr. Ruark returned to Bostwick and began his career in farming.  On Christmas day of 1960, he was married to Azalee Hester.  Together, they raised three children, Mark, Rhonda and Renee.  Mr. Ruark served as a deacon at Gibbs Memorial Baptist Church for many years.  He enjoyed reading and trips to the beach.  However, he truly loved his family and working on the farm.

Gene Ruark is survived by his wife of almost 56 years, Azalee H. Ruark and three children, Mark Ruark and Melanie, Rhonda R. Batchelor and Mark and Renee R. Malcom and Damon.  He leaves a brother, Marvin Ruark and Bebe.  He also leaves grandchildren, Ashlee B. Johnson and Russ, Kaylee, Marlee, Natalee Ruark, Leah and Matt Malcom.  Mr. Ruark was preceded in death by brothers, Thomas and Bobby Ruark.

The family received friends on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at A.E. Carter Funeral Home.  The funeral service was held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Gibbs Memorial Baptist Church.  Interment followed at the Bostwick City Cemetery.

Rev. Jeff Pulliam officiated, assisted by Rev. John Autry and Rev. Wilburn Hill.  Pallbearers were John Ruark, Tommy Ruark, Hal Ruark, Carl Malcom, Jr., Ralph Queen, Jr. and David Hester.  Deacons and Sunday School Class members served as honorary pallbearers.  Granddaughters, Kaylee, Marlee and Natalee Ruark sang at the service.

Allie Webb Callaway Kilpatrick – Hill

Allie Webb Callaway was born on April 12, 1934, to Marshall Hammond Callaway and Lena Stovall Callaway in Bostwick, Georgia, a beautiful farming area. This was during the Great Depression years when times were very hard, so Allie, loving God’s beautiful outdoors creation, grew up helping her dad and brother milk cows, pick cotton, plow with mules in the “horse and buggy days” and other farming chores. In later years she drove tractors, ran the combine, tended chicken houses, and helped run the dairy after her brother attended Mercer University. Allie had three sisters to help her mother, so she was Daddy’s girl!

Allie was blessed growing up in a Christian home where daily devotions were an essential part of life. Her family knew the real meaning of Sunday – a day of worship and rest. In 1941 Allie accepted Jesus as her Savior at the age of seven, joining Gibbs Memorial Baptist Church in Bostwick where her family has always been very active, even now. It was in the Girls Auxiliary that she felt called to full-time Christian service.

Education was also a priority in her life, not only for herself, but to help others. Her mother taught school for over thirty-two years. Allie attended Bostwick schools until schools were consolidated in Madison in 1948-49 when she was in the ninth grade. She graduated from Morgan County High School in 1951 after playing on the basketball team for three years, and she was salutatorian of her class.

After graduating high school, Allie attended Baptist schools: Tift College one year and then she transferred to Mercer University in Macon where she received in 1954 an AB Degree, Cum Laude graduate.

Allie met her future husband at Mercer, Ebb Grayer Kilpatrick, Jr. After her graduation, she married him and joined him at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. She received her Master’s Degree in Christian Education in 1956. After seminary, Allie and Ebb served an eight year pastorate at Bouldercrest Baptist Church in Atlanta. Their children, Gray and Galen, were born during this time, and Allie taught Baptist Training Union courses throughout Georgia. They then moved to Milledgeville where Ebb served as Chaplain and Allie received her Masters in Social Work degree from University of Georgia at this time. Their next move was to Denver, Colorado, where Ebb served with the Home Mission Board for five years, and Allie was a clinical social worker in mental health and the public school system.

1934 – 2016  We have already entered the “dash” in her lifespan, the most important part of life. Allie had set goals and continued to reach them. She was Field Instructor in the School of Social Work at Denver University. After moving back to Milledgeville in 1971, she began her work at the University of Georgia, School of Social Work. While serving as Assistant Professor 1979-1984, she received her Ph.D. in Social Work from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.         Dr. Kilpatrick served as Associate Professor 1984 – 1991 and Professor 1991-1996 when she retired as Professor Emeritus after teaching UGA students for 24 years.

Dr. Kilpatrick authored a textbook (five editions) Working with Families, two other books, numerous chapters in books, and many journal, newspaper, and creative publications. Recognitions include the following:          Social Worker of the Year, Who’s Who of American Women, The World’s Who’s Who,

UGA Honors Day for Superior Teaching, Foremost Women of the Twentieth Century, Who’s Who Among Human Service Professionals.

Dr. Kilpatrick has held many leadership positions at the University of Georgia, the National Association of Social Workers, the International Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the National council on Family Relations, and the Georgia Conference on Social Welfare. She also had two years intensive training in Spiritual Directions and this year has been involved in a yearlong “Journey to Wholeness and Integrated Growth.”

Dr. Kilpatrick received $1,500,000 in grants for research, Field Instruction, teaching and presenting papers in China, Peru, Israel, Japan, Hawaii, Brazil, Germany, and Canada, and for training social work educators in Russia.

Allie was Georgia licensed as both Clinical Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist. She was a Ministers wife for 47 years. Her husband, Ebb, died September 11, 2001. She met Charles Hill, a retired Hospital Administrator, at First Baptist Church, Milledgeville, where they both served, and they married in 2004. The 12 good years they shared together began with a four month honeymoon trip to Alaska in a motor home! The two families have enjoyed many fun times together.

Since retirement, Allie worked with the American Red Cross Disasters in the Mental Health area for 10 years. She was ordained as Deacon at First Baptist Church in Milledgeville in 1998 and ordained a Minister in 2006. She taught a Ladies Sunday School class for 15 years, served as Chaplain with Hospice for six years, and continued co-leading Grief Support Groups and Good Grief Camp for kids through this year. She also co-led Divorce Care Groups for four series. Allie made mission trips to Ghana, Africa, and to Alaska. Her outside interests included reading, traveling, swimming, tennis, and other outdoor recreation.

Through the years Allie focused on God and His calling. She was dedicated to her family – her children and grandchildren, her parents and extended family and to her neighbor – anyone who needed help, encouragement, and a personal relationship with the Lord. Allie was an inspiring lady! She knew her Master; she showed it in her everyday life and during the time she was faced with terminal cancer.

Her dad always ended his prayer with “Keep us humble in your sight…”  Allie practiced humility; she loved people, life, and laughter. As someone said, “It doesn’t matter what you have learned or where you have been, the only important question is “Where are you going?”  Dr. Allie Kilpatrick knew her Lord and Master and she is with her Lord and Master for Eternity.

Allie is survived by her husband, Charles Hill, her son, Gray (April) Kilpatrick of Ormond Beach, Florida; her daughter, Galen (Doug) Smith of Apex, North Carolina; her step-daughter, Daphne (Todd) Hyatt of Dacula; her step-son, Dr. Stevens (Louise) Hill of Dublin; her grandchildren: Nick Smith of Apex, North Carolina, Jessie Smith of Apex, North Carolina, Courtland  and Allie Hyatt of Dacula, and Griffin, Graham, and Elizabeth of Dublin, her sisters: Martha Jo Paxson of Bostwick, Georgia, Wynelle Ruark of Bostwick, ; Myra Folsom of Villa Rica, Georgia; her brother-in-laws, Dr. William Heard Kilpatrick (Cindy) of Peachtree City, Georgia, and Robert Hill (Janet) of Blairsville, Georgia; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Her parents, Hammond and Lena Callaway, her husband, Ebb G. Kilpatrick, Jr; and her brother, Marshall H. Callaway, Jr. predeceased her.

Funeral services were  held at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 22, at First Baptist Church in Milledgeville with Rev. Jerry Bradley officiating.  Burial will follow at 2:30 PM at Gibbs Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery in Bostwick, GA.

The family will receive friends Friday from 5 until 7 PM at Moores Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to World Vision Child.

Visit www.mooresfuneralhome.com to express tributes

Moores Funeral Home & Crematory has charge of arrangements.

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