Ruth Carver, 95, of Fuquay-Varina, formerly of Spindale, died Tuesday, Jan. 29 at her son’s home. A native of Rutherford County, Ruth was the daughter of the late Claude C. and Margaret McAllister Thornton. She was a home maker and a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Ruth was active in the church, the Democratic Party, American Legion Auxiliary and Rutherford Hospital Auxiliary for more than 30 years.
Ruth is survived by her daughter, Kaye Carver of Charlotte; son, Wayne Carver of Fuquay-Varina; sister, Grace Pritchard of Vero Beach, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert M. Carver; son, Marion Carver and five brothers.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 2 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Ronald Setzer officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church cemetery fund, PO Box 880, Forest City, NC 28043.
Online condolences at www.crowemortuary.com. Crowe’s Mortuary is assisting the Carver family.