UNION GROVE — Sarah Ruth Myers White, 87, died peacefully on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at her home in Union Grove, surrounded by her family.
She was born July 28, 1926, in Surry County and was the daughter of the late Sanford Keener and Emma Eula Burgess Myers. She was a member of a non-denominational Christian church and a retired school teacher from Yadkin County Schools with many years at West Yadkin Elementary School. She enjoyed all things in nature including flowers, plants, rocks and animals, especially her cows. She also had a great love for people, especially the children whom she taught. She loved the Lord and faithfully served Him throughout her life. Mrs. White reflected Christ's love for her in her love and care for everyone she met.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.T. "Tom" White; and a brother, Leslie M. Myers.
She is survived by a son, Thomas (Holly) White of Lewisville; two daughters, Cynthia (Kyle) Prevette of Hamptonville and Leah (Jeff) Galliher of Harmony; four grandchildren, Emylee Prevette (Daniel) Pedersen, Austin Prevette, Hannah Huie and Ethan Galliher; a sister-in-law, Edith W. Myers of Winston-Salem; a niece, Molly Myers; and a nephew, Marti Myers.
Funeral service celebrating Ruth's life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in the Ernest Troutman Memorial Chapel at Reavis Funeral Home of Harmony with the ministers Tom Nussbaum and Harlan Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow at Smith Chapel Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Reavis Funeral Home of Harmony and at other times will be at the residence.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.reavisfuneralhomeharmony.com.
While flowers are welcome, for those who prefer memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.
The family extends special thanks to Dr. Toral Desai and staff, Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, and her faithful and loving caregivers for their compassionate care.
Reavis Funeral Home of Harmony is entrusted with the arrangements.