Ruth Shook Watson

March 28, 1924 - December 10, 2011
Ruth Shook Watson

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Ruth Pauline Shook Watson, 87, of Hendersonville, died Saturday, December 10, at the Elizabeth House following a short illness. A native of Bryson City, she graduated from Swain County High School in Bryson City. She was a daughter of the late Charles Rufus and Maymie Stalcup Shook and was also preceded in death by her brothers, Charles and Robert, sisters, Faye, Lucille and Aileen and her husband, Sam R. Watson, who died in 2007. She had lived in San Francisco, Santa Clara and San Jose, California prior to moving to Henderson County 29 years ago. She was a bookkeeper for Western Union, Bank of America and Ford Motor Co., retiring in 1957. She was a member of Etowah Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Ladies III Sunday School Class.

Mrs. Watson is survived by her son, David Watson of Hendersonville; 6 sisters, Vergie Mae DeHart of Bryson City, Lillian Hipps of Arden, Carolyn Greene of Arden, Marie Greene of Leicester, Margaret Breedlove of Gastonia and Jean Almond of Gainesville, GA and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held 2:00 PM Monday, December 12, 2011 at Etowah Baptist Church. Rev. Brian Henderson will officiate. Burial will follow in Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Glory Fund at Etowah Baptist Church, P.O. Box 326, Etowah, NC 28729.


Service

Monday, December 12, 2011
12:00 AM

Etowah Baptist Church - Directions
6508 Brevard Road
Etowah, NC 28729

Visitation

Monday, December 12, 2011
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Etowah Baptist Church - Directions
6508 Brevard Road
Etowah, NC 28729

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  • December 11, 2011
    Pastor Brian & Laura Henderson says:
    Ms. Ruth was such a dear, sweet woman of God. She will be greatly missed by all. We look forward to seeing her again. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength, peace, and comfort now and in the days ahead.

  • December 11, 2011
    Judi hagan says:
    My thoughts are with the sisters that I have often gotten to enjoy. You all are such a neat family and of course my bestest friend, sister Lillian.