Ruth Noblitt

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Ruth S. Noblitt

KANNAPOLIS - Ruth Shinn Noblitt, 94, of Kannapolis, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Tucker Hospice House.

She was born Feb. 26, 1919, in Cabarrus County, the daughter of the late Lillington and Rosa Shular Stewart. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Howard B. Shinn in 1974. She and Howard were former owner/operators of Royal Garbage Service.

She is survived by her husband, Rev. H. Donald (Don) Noblitt; four sons, Ronald Shinn (Dottie) of Akron, Ohio, Jeffrey Shinn (Garlene) of Matthews, Marcus Noblitt (Judi) of Charlotte, Keith Noblitt (Louise) of Burnsville; two daughters, Kay Pruitt (Stephen) of Charlotte, Susan Clontz (Perry) of Waxhaw; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Frances Bostian of Landis and Vera Robertson of Gastonia.

Ruth had worked at Cannon Mills Company for 25 years. She also was involved with public relations and sales with Cardell-Carter Motors for many years.

She was former president of the Concord Civitan Club. She was an active member of the Concord Business and Professional Women for 30 years. She also served as state hospitality chair for the B.P.W./ N.C. She was a member of Midway United Methodist Church. She loved ballroom dancing, playing golf, basket weaving and arts and crafts.

Arrangements: Funeral services will be held at Midway United Methodist Church Thursday, Feb. 20 at 2:30 p.m. officiated by Rev. Burt Williams, Rev. William Van Wieren and Rev. Billy Rintz. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. prior in the church fellowship hall.

Memorials: May be made to Midway United Methodist Church, 708 S. Main St., Kannapolis, NC 28081; and/or Tucker Hospice House, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081.

The family would like to thank the caregivers of CMC-NorthEast and Tucker Hospice House for the love and care shown Ruth and her family.

Online condolences may be left at
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Whitley's Funeral Home
1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd
Kannapolis, NC 28083
(704) 933-2222
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Published in Salisbury Post on Feb. 19, 2014
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