Ruth Hamrick

Ruth Hinson Hamrick

SALISBURY - Ruth Hinson Hamrick, 85, of Salisbury, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at her residence.

She was born April 11, 1927, the daughter of the late Big Jack Hinson and Mary Jane Hill Hinson. Ruth worked for Leisure Lads and at one time made biscuits at Winks. She retired from Celanese.

Ruth was a member of Canaan Baptist Church. She sang in the Ladies Trio, played piano, the organ, the guitar and accordion. Very active in Sunday School, she was a member of the Joy Sunday School Class.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers Curtis, Harry, Billy R., Gary, John, Harley and Charles; and sister Katherine H. Fink.

Those left to cherish her memories are sons Buck Hamrick (Sherry), David Hamrick (Debra) and Ronnie Hamrick (Jean), all of Salisbury; daughters Barbara Davis, Brenda Peacock (Ernest) and Karen Hamrick, all of Salisbury; sisters Beatrice Shinn (Floyd) of Rockwell, Barbara Jean Lambert of Rockwell, Rachel Beaver of Rockwell, Martha Haynes of Gold Hill, Shirley Kepley (Lloyd) of Salisbury and Faye Eller (Bill) of Landis; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation: 12-2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 at Canaan Baptist Church, 785 Barringer St., Salisbury, NC 28144. The family will receive friends at other times at the home of Ronnie Hamrick.

Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 at Canaan Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Bruce Graham. Burial to follow at Brookhill Memorial Gardens, 8625 Hwy. 52, Rockwell, NC 28138.

Memorials: Canaan Baptist Church, 785 Barringer St., Salisbury, NC 28144; and , Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28125-3220.

Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Hamrick family. Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Home

Lyerly Funeral Home
515 S. Main St. Salisbury, NC 28144

Published in Salisbury Post on Jan. 16, 2013