Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children


Georgia "Tilda" Caruthers

June 1, 1923 - September 26, 2014

Georgia Caruthers

Georgia Matilda "Tilda" Caruthers, 91 of Velma passed away on Friday, September 26th in Duncan, OK.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Velma Baptist Church with burial to follow at 3:00 PM in the Highland Cemetery at Durant, OK. Burial is under the direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon, 4 PM to 6 PM at the funeral home.

Tilda was born June 1, 1923 at Guirdon, AR to George Arthur & Florence (Hardage) Nix. She married Paul Corbin Caruthers on December 29, 1945 at Durant, Ok and he preceded her in death on April 2, 1992. She was an active member of Velma Baptist Church and was passionate about Women on Missions and the Baptist Children's Home in Madill, OK.

Tilda is survived by two daughters Paula Brown of Tulsa, OK and Jane Strong & husband Paul of Duncan, OK. Two sons Steve Caruthers and Mark Caruthers & wife Robyn both of Tulsa, OK. One brother Weldon Nix & wife Connie of Tucson, AZ, nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a host of other family and close friends.

Tilda was preceded in death by her parents George & Florence Nix, her husband Paul C. Caruthers, an infant daughter Marlyn Caruthers, a brother Archie Nix and a sister Mary jane Ross.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren Blake Ashton, Corbin Anderson, Lindsie Townsend, Ralph Townsend, Sarah Maloney, Daniel Caruthers, Shannon Brown, Camille Brown, Olivia Caruthers and Whitney Caruthers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Children's Home, 1109 Anthony Ln. Madill, OK 73446.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.

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