GOLDSBORO, N.C. — Ruth Spence, 85, of Goldsboro, N.C., passed from this life Fri., July 18, 2014, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro after a brief illness.
Born Feb. 18, 1929, in Wayne County, she was a daughter of the late Maryetta Adkins Napier. She was also married to Howard Cecil Spence for 58 years and lived most of her adult life in Mingo County. After the passing of her beloved husband Howard in 2003 she moved to North Carolina to be closer to her daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She leaves behind a daughter, Donna and husband John Edwards of Goldsboro; granddaughter, Caryn and her husband Lennie Reagan of Pikeville, N.C., and grandson, Chris Edwards of Greenville, N.C.
Ruth was a faithful Christian for more than 60 years being baptized at Caney Church of Christ. She is currently a member of the Oak Forest Church of Christ in Goldsboro.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-noon Wed., July 23, at Chafin Funeral Home Chapel. At noon, the funeral procession will lead to the Mt. View Memorial Gardens at Maher.
Online condolences can be made at ChafinFuneralHome.Com
Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton is in charge of arrangements.