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Ruth Ann Totten Bakley Rush

Dateline – Laurens, SC

Ruth Ann Totten Bakley Rush, 79, of 4782 Neely Ferry Rd., Laurens, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 16, 2018.

She was born in Phillipsburg, N.J., moving to S.C .in the late 70’s, and was a daughter of the late Vincent and Louella Margeson Totten.

Ruth is survived by two sons, Alfred W. Bakley (Patricia) of Laurens and David S. Bakley (Lisa) of Williamston; two daughters, Dorothy L. Bakley (Randy Payton) of Laurens and Betty B. Rush Roper (Richard) of Anderson; a brother, William C. Totten (Mary) of N.J.; two sisters, Virginia Totten (Bud Bishop) of NJ, and Dorothy Solliday of Va.; thirteen grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a husband, Alfred S. Bakley, Jr., and a sister, Ethel Berger.

A memorial service will be held at the Gray Funeral Home Chapel in Laurens on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 1:00 p.m.

The family will be at the home located at 4782 Neely Ferry Rd., Laurens, S.C.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Shelby Deitz, P. O. Box 481, Clinton, SC 29325.

Condolences may be expressed online at

Gray Funeral Home of Laurens

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