Sylvia Ruth

October 4, 1947 - October 15, 2020

Sylvia Ruth Oldham, age 73, of Florence, passed away October 15, 2020.   The family will receive friends on Monday, October 19, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Spry-Williams Funeral Home.  The funeral will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Burial will be at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie G. Oldham; daughter, Melanie Dawn Oldham; parents, Gordon and Annie Ruth Allred; and brother,  Larry Allred.

Survivors include her children, Selena Brown (Rob), Terry Oldham (Teresa), grandchildren, Melanie Cole, Heath Brown, Chris Stanford and Tyler Oldham; great-grandchildren, Kaylee Futrell, Dakotah Cole and  Rhett Stanford; great-great grandchild, Ansley Rose Conaser; and sisters, Dorothy Dykes ,Edith Moore, Linda Bass and Brenda Hogue.

Sylvia was retired from ECM where she was a registered nurse.  She loved the outdoors and growing flowers.  Sylvia loved going places with friends, and was always the life of the party.  She loved to dance.  Her greatest joy, however, was spending time with her family and friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Dustin Conaser, Heath Brown, Rob Brown, Jason Cooper, Tyler Oldham and Matthew Cooper.  Chris Stanford and Cody Oldham will be honorary pallbearers.

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Visitation-Monday Oct. 19, 2020

October 19, 2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Visitation-Monday Oct. 19, 2020

Spry Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, AL, USA

October 19, 2020 11:00 am

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Service-Monday Oct. 19, 2020

October 19, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Service-Monday Oct. 19, 2020

Spry Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, AL, USA

October 19, 2020 1:00 pm

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October 19, 2020
2:00 pm


Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens, Florence Boulevard, Florence, AL, USA

October 19, 2020 2:00 pm

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15 Comments on “Sylvia Ruth Oldham”

  1. Sylvia will be missed ! She was always full of life and lots of Fun ! Love to her family prayers for peace and comfort . Kathy Foster

  2. Sylvia was one of the last true southern ladies ! I loved her personality!
    She and Ronnie raised a beautiful and sweet family and my prayers are with you all

  3. Always smiling. Full of life. Woderful nurse, truly having her patients best interest at heart. One of a kind!!
    Condolences to the family.

  4. Sylvia was the love of my life, I cherish ever moment we had, she was the most loving person I ever met in my whole life, we enjoyed every minute spent together, she was strong well minded person that never gave up as she goes out of her way to helping others, she was always the life of every event, her love and passion for dancing was beyond everyone can imagine as she used to move like a butterfly that you never wanna take your eyes of. I missed my love Sylvia Oldham and I’m sorry to see her leaving us behind yet happy for her to be in better place of God’s dwelling resting in grace and peace. She will be missed until we meet again.

  5. Sylvia, we had so many great dance classes together. You were always so much fun to be around. When we went to Tupelo, you showed me a great short cut and shared stories about your family. Dances won’t be the same without you. You kept us all together and always brought treats for all of us. Fly high dear friend. You are loved and missed.

  6. I’m SO sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing. My heartfelt condolences go out to her entire family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Much love, Diane

  7. Sorry sorry to hear about your loss. I taught Sylvia in the nursing program at Northwest Community College. I remember her as a joyful and compassionate person. I know she will be missed greatly. Praying for peace and comfort for her friends and family. 💐🙏🏻

  8. Sylvia will be missed. I worked with her in Er and when was an excellent nurse and teacher. So sorry for your losd

  9. Selina and family, My heart goes out to you and y…our family but my heart is happy for Ronnie and Slyvia. They are together again. . If you need me…..Im here…prayers for you and Teresa and Puppy. Prayers n hugs

  10. Sylvia,
    You were so full of life and inspiration to all your family and friends. I will miss our texts and talks. You will be greatly missed by all.

  11. I was sorry to hear of Sylvias passing, worked at the hospital with her. Praying for family and friends. She was a nice person.

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