Ruth E. Lawter

September 30, 1920 - November 7, 2014
Ruth E. Lawter

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Ruth E. Lawter, 94, of Saluda died Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.

A native and lifelong resident of Saluda, she was the daughter of the late Herbert E. and Maude L. Pace. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Boyd H. Lawter who died in 1977.

Ruth, a 1939 graduate of Saluda High School, was employed by Adams Millis Hosiery Mill and then by GE where she worked for 30+ years and never missed a day of work. At the age of 70, Ruth returned to Blue Ridge Community College and earned her CNA. She worked at Autumn Care in Saluda until she retired and then did volunteer work there. She was a member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church.

Ruth is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth L. Justus and her husband, Sonny and Tona L. Lawter, all of Saluda; grandchildren, Kenneth B. Justus and Jason T. Justus, both of Saluda, and Rodney M. Justus of Green Creek; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Hendersonville First Baptist Church. Rev. Wally Shamburger willofficiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731, or to Wee School of First Baptist Church, 312 5th Ave West, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

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  • November 08, 2014
    Roy Lee and Peggy Johnson says:
    We extend our sympathy to all of Ruth's family. She was a good woman who lived a Godly life. She touched many lives as a Sunday School teacher in the children's department.

  • November 08, 2014
    Tommy and Cleo Rogers says:
    Tona and Elizabeth, We are so sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. She was a sweet lady and we will miss getting to see her on Coon Dog Day. May God give great comfort to you and your family.

  • November 09, 2014
    Gail & Dick Dodge says:
    Miss Ruth was a wonderful person who enriched the lives of all who knew her. She will be sorely missed here on earth but will be reunited with us when we get to Heaven. May the peace of our Lord be with you Tona and the rest of your family.

  • November 09, 2014
    David and Omie Sitton says:
    We are sorry for the loss of your Mother. Thinking of all the family.