Mary Ruth Cothern Corbitt

Mary Ruth Cothern Corbitt, 75, of Blackshear, passed away Saturday evening, February 20, 2021, at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross.

Born in Blackshear February 17, 1946, she had lived in Pierce County all of her life. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and loved to listen to Jimmy Swaggart. She worked at King Edward Cigar for several years before retiring from United Egg. She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking. She also enjoyed her time being a homemaker after retirement.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Allen Corbitt; three sisters, Willie Mae Cothern, Velma Durrance and Darcile Altman; a brother; Buddy Cothern and a grandson, Dusty Rhodes.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda (Gary) McDuffie and Barbara “Bobbie” Joyner, all of Blackshear, Debra (David) Rhodes, Patterson; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Johnny (Betty) Cothern, Baxley and Ray Cothern, Patterson; eight grandchildren, Amanda (Keith) Womack, Tanya (Philip) Roberson, Michael (Britany) McDuffie, Garrett McDuffie, Heather (Bubba) Holmes, Hank Joyner, Lindsey (Dustin) Thomas and Cody Rhodes, 23 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.

Interment will be in the Laura Chapel Cemetery.

The family will also be receiving friends at the residence of her daughter, 7011 College Ave in Blackshear.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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