Ruth Heffner

MOUNT HOLLY - Ruth Lackey Heffner, 81, died Dec. 6, 2012, at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas.

She was born in Cabarrus County, daughter of the late Elbert Ray and Helen Frances Nelson Lackey.

She was preceded in death by her husband Garland Heffner. She was a retired medical transcriptionist.

Survivors include three sons, Henry F. Steele, III of Plato, Missouri, David L. Steele of Columbia, S.C., Nelson M. Steele of Mount Holly, two stepsons, Dennis Heffner and wife Susan of Mount Holly, Scott Heffner and wife Judy of Gastonia, two stepdaughters, Linda Treece and husband Elvis of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Wanda Cornwell and husband Red of Bessemer City; two brothers and three sisters; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 5 p.m. Sunday in the Woodlawn Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly with Russell Steele officiating.

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

A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Hillcrest Gardens.

Published in Gaston Gazette on Dec. 8, 2012