Ruth Shepherd Sullivan, age 68 of Carthage went home to be with Jesus on Monday,   March 19, 2018.


A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Pastor John Stinnett officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


A native of Richmond County she was a daughter of the late   Ralph and Frances Shepherd.


Ruth was devoted to Jesus and was a witness to all she met.  We will never forget to thank God for blessing us with such a wonderful Christian mother.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert L. Sullivan; brother, Ralph and sister, Lib.


Ruth is survived by her children, Frances Callicutt  and husband James, Helen Games and husband John all of Carthage, Kellie Sullivan of FL; sisters, Betty Jean Talley, Bobby Lewis, Faye Lynthacum, Mildred Brady, Alma Banks & Carol Smith; grandchildren, Jordan Rouse, Rachel Callicutt, Sara Games, Ariana Bosworth, Whitney Games, Jesse Games and special granddaughter, Samantha Cockman; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Special thanks to all those that helped take care of mama through this journey:  Abbie, Pat, Judy, Debbie, Shirley, Mildred, Sam and our church family at Hall’s Memorial.  We know that God will surely bless you all. Also to Mary Ann and Cathy who were from Hospice. If you want to make a donation, please consider FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374, or The Voice of the Martyrs at


The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home and other times at the home.


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  1. Ruth will be deeply missed by everyone that ever had to chance of meeting her. I first-  met her many years ago when I first attended Carthage Church Of GOD with my dad. She was my Sunday school teacher, and I remember sitting beside her during the servic

  2. Ruth was a quite loving Christian woman, not only did she love the Lord, but her family and friends, she was a wonderful example for others to follow. Remember she is not gone, she is just waiting for you!

  3. Rest well my Sister in Christ, I will miss our daily talks and prayers. I will miss seeing and feeling your tremendous faith. You touched many people that you never knew by your testimony and desire to see souls saved. Thank you for making my faith strong

  4. Helen and Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Mrs. Ruth is now rejoicing in Heaven and I’m sure there is no other place she’d rather be!
    Sending Love,
    Kasi Caddell and Family

  5. Sending my condolences to all the family–(Francis).-  May God comfort you in knowing she is out of pain and in heaven with her Lord and Saviour!

  6. A TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent on March 20, 2018

    May you find Peace in this time of Loss, Love You All, Richard Rouse &Cynthia Morgan

  7. What a beautiful lady she was inside and out.-  Her sweet spirit was always so up lifting.-  My prayers go out to all.-  When I first met Ruth she had Rachel with her and everytime I saw her they were together up until about a year ago.-  What a beautiful

  8. The Sounds of Praise would like to send our condolences to the family of our dear sister Ruth…she was a beautiful soul and I will never forget how she welcomed us with open arms at Hall Memorial church and how she would lift her hands in worship to our

  9. Tara and family!! We are praying for you all!! We will miss Mrs. Ruth!!! She was a great person!! Love you all!!! God bless you all!!- 

  10. A BASKET GARDEN was sent on March 21, 2018

    Your family will continue to stay in our thoughts and prayers.
    From your Family & Friends at Boise Cascade

  11. We are so sorry for the loss of Ruth. Our hearts and prayers are with you all. Even though it has been months, the pain of losing a loved one never gets any easier. Truly, no words can help ease the hurt… but please know that we have the family in our p

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