Ruth Clary

GASTONIA - Ruth Barrett Lingerfelt Clary, 80, died March 20, 2013, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

Ms. Clary was born in Gaston County on Feb. 17, 1933, to the late Daniel Barrett and Rosella Petty Barrett.

She was a longtime member of South Gastonia Church of God and was preceded by her husband, James Clary and two daughters, Debbie and Donna.

Survivors include her son, Ricky Lingerfelt and daughter, Stella Putman (Richard); brother, Jim Barrett (Nancy) and a sister-in-law, Loretta Bar-rett; six grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at South Gastonia Church of God with the Revs. Bobby Gilley and Sam Barnette

Interment will be private.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements handled by Benson Funeral and Cremation Service, 101 Oak Grove St., Mt. Holly, NC. 704/827-1801.

Published in Gaston Gazette on Mar. 24, 2013