(WEDOWEE) The funeral for Ruth Grant Wakefield, 87, of Wedowee was Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Bro. Todd Noren-Hentz officiating. Burial followed at Wedowee City Cemetery.

Mrs. Wakefield passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2021, at Tanner-East Alabama Medical Center in Wedowee.

A Wedowee native, Mrs. Wakefield was born Nov. 19, 1934, the daughter of Columbus Loyd and Nancy Cumi Wilson Grant. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Wedowee and retired from the Randolph County Probate Judge's Office.

Survivors include her stepdaughter, Tasha Higgins of Wedowee; stepson, Josh Higgins (Rachael) of Wedowee; three nieces, Jill Walker of Meridian Miss., Terry Allen Nichols of Guntown, Miss., and Patrice "Ticcy" Smith of Chapin, S.C.; and nephew, Doug Grant of Acworth, Ga. Mrs. Wakefield was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Jack Brooks and Grady Wakefield; sister, Annie Lois Moore; four brothers, Horace Grant, Varon Grant, Ray Grant and James Grant; and longtime companion, Robert Higgins.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.

Benefield Funer al Home, Wedowee.

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