STANLEY - Ruth Palmer Lineberger, 90, formerly of Stanley, took her ride to Heaven on May 3, 2014, at Woodlawn Haven Assisted Living in Mount Holly, where she had resided for the last 4 1/2 years.
She was born in Swain County, daughter of the late Vinson Palmer and Maggie Parris Palmer Huggins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Carroll B. Lineberger; a brother, James Anders; and her stepfather, Isaac David Huggins. She retired from J.P. Stevens' Stanley plant after more than 30 years of dedicated service and attended New Life Baptist Church in Stanley.
Her survivors include two sons, David Lineberger and wife Becky of Mount Holly, Ronnie Lineberger and wife Carol Carothers of Gastonia; seven grandchildren, Leslie Bauer and husband Ken of Lincolnton, David Lineberger Jr. and wife Shannon of Mount Holly, Kelly Gilbert and husband Dean of Dallas, Cathryn Lawson and husband Wesley of Mount Airy, Jessica Haywood and husband Dwayne of Clover, S.C., Rebecca Doyne and husband Justin of Gastonia, Megan Debelius of Gastonia; eight great-grandchildren, Jake Bauer, Paxton Lineberger, Brody Lineberger, Kelsey Gilbert, Alaina Lawson, Andy Carothers, Jace Carothers and Tucker Doyne; and a sister, Ada P. Byrd of Newport News, Va.
Her funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2014, in the Woodlawn Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly with Reverends Bo Osborne and G.W. Horne officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery, with the releasing of doves. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1–2:30 p.m. Monday.
The family expresses deep thanks and gratitude to the staff and residents of Woodlawn Haven for their love, support and concern for "Ruthie Bear" throughout her time spent residing there; to Dr. Ronald Digby and his staff for the many years of care for Miss Ruth, and to the staff of Hospice of Gaston County; even though your care for her lasted just a short couple of weeks, you provided service above expectation.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia NC 28053, or to New Life Baptist Church, 527 North Buckoak St., Stanley NC 28164.
Condolence messages may be sent to www.woodlawnfuneral.org.
Woodlawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
375 Woodlawn Avenue Mount Holly, NC 28120
Published in Gaston Gazette on May 4, 2014