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Celebrating the life of

Ruth (Betty) Stafford Holland

Passed away on December 26, 2019

Former City Clerk of the City of Collins

Ruth (Betty) Stafford Holland

Ruth (Betty) Stafford Holland, 87, died at her home in Savannah, GA on December 26th, 2019 after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

She was born on November 13th, 1932 in Rentz, Georgia and lived most of her life in Collins, GA.  Betty was a lifelong member of the Collins Baptist Church and served as the City Clerk of the City of Collins for 41 years. She loved working and being a part of the Collins community, spending time around her loved ones and baking fruitcake cookies any chance she could get. She spent the last 5 years traveling coast to coast spending time with her children and grandchildren, as nothing was more important to her than spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents John and De Lois Stafford, her husband Russell Holland, her sisters Josephine Farmer, Nellie Stafford and Grace Griffin, brothers Robert Stafford and Gordon Stafford, and son-in-law Tom Herndon.

She is survived by her children Hal McNair (Julie) of Tampa, FL; Glynn McNair (Diane) of Claxton, GA; Paula McNair Herndon of Savannah, GA; Donna McNair Cochran (Tom) of Camarillo, CA; her stepchildren Terry Holland (Sharon) of Fayetteville, GA; Katherine Holland Culver (Randy) of Savannah, GA; and Lisa Holland Smith (Tommy) of Brunswick, GA; her sisters Louise Stafford Harvey (David), Lynda Stafford Phillips and Gail Stafford Jacobson (Greg), 15 grandchildren; Ryan McNair, Ellen McNair, Brandy McNair, Elliott McNair (Mauro), Everett McNair, Eric McNair (Ashley), Meredith Herndon, Madison Herndon, Melissa Minar, Britney Lenters (Donald), Patrick Rossiter, Wade Holland (Elizabeth), Russ Holland (Mollie), Brooks Smith and Alanna Bindel (Patrick) and three great grandchildren; Asher McNair, Jase McNair and Anna Claire Holland.

Betty requested that there be no funeral service.

In lieu of flowers or memorials, the family requests donations be made to Lindsey's Place Camp, P.O. Box 14377, Savannah, GA 31416. http://www.lindseysplacecamp.com

 

 

 

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Hal and Family, we are very saddened to hear of your Mom's passing and our prayers are with you during this difficult healing time. Deepest sympathies.

- Barbara and Howard Treadwell, Pinellas Park, FL


Hal, Glynn, Terry and All of Family, We are saddened to hear of your loss of Ms Betty. Memories go back many years to football carpooling. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and Prayers as you go through this time of grief.

- LES & KATHY KICKLIGHTER, STATESBORO, GA


So sorry for your loss. You will miss her but find peace knowing she is in a better place. I always admired her. Sure miss you all and look forward to seeing you again.

- Lynn Rountree , Dublin, Ga


Praying for God's peace and strength to surround you and your family. Jeb, Jeff and Duke will need to mind their manners now.

- Laura Stenger, St Petersburg, FL


With our deepest condolences for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time. May she Rest In Peace!

- Blake and Ola Edwards , Tampa, Fl


Death is not the ending to Mrs.Betty's story , it is only the beginning of her new life free from pain . I will treasure those chats at the cityhall in Collins ,going to pay my mothers water bills and remember her with that beautiful smiles that would lite up a room. We had a lot of great laughs and talks while she was working in Collins over the decades .Spread those wings and fly high sweet lady .

- The Windell Johnson Family , Collins , Ga


Such a sweet and special lady who will be missed greatly .

- The Johnson's , Collins , Ga


So sorry to hear of Ms. Betty’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

- Deb, Lexington , SC


So sorry for your loss I knew Ms.Betty for many many years.

- Carolyn Anderson Oliver, Collins, Ga.


I will miss Aunt Betty very much. She treated me like one of her own. Such a sweet and beautiful lady who loved her family dearly. Aunt Betty is healed and has a new body. Praise God. My heart goes out to each of you. Love you all, Cuzs

- Joy McNair Blaxton , Fernadina Beach, Fl


Thinking of you during this time praying for All. Betty was a Special Person. Love you

- Billie Belvin, Townsend, Ga.


Ms Betty will so be missed. She was a great friend who I spent a lot of time with her and her family. The times we spent were not just at work but as family. Rest In Peace Ms Betty. You were loved by everyone and will be missed

- Charlene Durrence-Price, Augusta , Ga


Glen and Diane our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

- Jim and Jan Hendrix, Townsend, Ga


Just herd of Miss Betty passing. Praying for you all.

- Eric and Sharon Mack, Collins, Ga


I am truly sorry to learn of Betty's passing. The family members are all in my thoughts and prayers.

- Kenneth Jarrell , Collins, Ga


So sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet mother. Praying for the family and God to wrap his loving arms of peace and understanding around each one of you. God is good. ???

- Becky A. Dasher, Collins , GA


Hal and Family, we are very saddened to hear of your Mom's passing and our prayers are with you during this difficult healing time. Deepest sympathies.

- Barbara and Howard Treadwell, Pinellas Park, FL


Hal, Glynn, Terry and All of Family, We are saddened to hear of your loss of Ms Betty. Memories go back many years to football carpooling. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and Prayers as you go through this time of grief.

- LES & KATHY KICKLIGHTER, STATESBORO, GA


A candle has been lit!

- Jim Cowart , Georg


So sorry for your loss. You will miss her but find peace knowing she is in a better place. I always admired her. Sure miss you all and look forward to seeing you again.

- Lynn Rountree , Dublin, Ga


Praying for God's peace and strength to surround you and your family. Jeb, Jeff and Duke will need to mind their manners now.

- Laura Stenger, St Petersburg, FL


With our deepest condolences for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time. May she Rest In Peace!

- Blake and Ola Edwards , Tampa, Fl


Death is not the ending to Mrs.Betty's story , it is only the beginning of her new life free from pain . I will treasure those chats at the cityhall in Collins ,going to pay my mothers water bills and remember her with that beautiful smiles that would lite up a room. We had a lot of great laughs and talks while she was working in Collins over the decades .Spread those wings and fly high sweet lady .

- The Windell Johnson Family , Collins , Ga


Such a sweet and special lady who will be missed greatly .

- The Johnson's , Collins , Ga


So sorry to hear of Ms. Betty’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

- Deb, Lexington , SC


So sorry for your loss I knew Ms.Betty for many many years.

- Carolyn Anderson Oliver, Collins, Ga.


I will miss Aunt Betty very much. She treated me like one of her own. Such a sweet and beautiful lady who loved her family dearly. Aunt Betty is healed and has a new body. Praise God. My heart goes out to each of you. Love you all, Cuzs

- Joy McNair Blaxton , Fernadina Beach, Fl


Thinking of you during this time praying for All. Betty was a Special Person. Love you

- Billie Belvin, Townsend, Ga.


Ms Betty will so be missed. She was a great friend who I spent a lot of time with her and her family. The times we spent were not just at work but as family. Rest In Peace Ms Betty. You were loved by everyone and will be missed

- Charlene Durrence-Price, Augusta , Ga


A candle has been lit!

- harlene Durrence-Price , Georg


Glen and Diane our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

- Jim and Jan Hendrix, Townsend, Ga


Just herd of Miss Betty passing. Praying for you all.

- Eric and Sharon Mack, Collins, Ga


I am truly sorry to learn of Betty's passing. The family members are all in my thoughts and prayers.

- Kenneth Jarrell , Collins, Ga


So sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet mother. Praying for the family and God to wrap his loving arms of peace and understanding around each one of you. God is good. ???

- Becky A. Dasher, Collins , GA


A candle has been lit!

- Melissa Merritt , Tenness


A candle has been lit!

- Sonny Smith , North Caro


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200

  • No Funeral Service