The Newnan Times-Herald


Ina Ruth Rooks

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Mar. 15, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Ina Ruth  Rooks

The Newnan Times-Herald

Ruth McLain Rooks, 89, of Newnan passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Newnan Nursing & Rehabilitation.

She was born September 1, 1929  in Clay County, Ala. to the late Burl M. McLain and Lenora Estelle Bolt McLain.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph “Junior” Rooks, and brothers, Theron, Boyce, Burl, Curtis and Lester. 

Ruth grew up in Carroll County, Ga. before moving to Coweta County. She was a member of Arnco Baptist Church for over 50 years and she retired from Playtex after 35 years. 

The funeral is Monday, March 18, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Norton officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.  The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Monday beginning at noon.

Rather than flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to Providence Baptist Church, 918 Providence Church Road, Newnan, GA 30263.

Condolences can be expressed online at

Survivors include daughter, Barbara (Gary) King; brother, Raybon McLain; grandchildren, Jennifer (Michael) King Brown, Chad (Lena) King; great-grandchildren, Madison Hinesley, Michael Campbell, Logan Campbell, Hunter Brown, Addison King, Brandon King; numerous nieces and nephews. 

McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory, 770-253-4580