Ruth Blanch Phillips Philyaw

Published 4:11 pm Monday, October 5, 2015

Mrs. Ruth Blanch Phillips Philyaw, 88, of Autumn Care, Mocksville, died on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015.

She was born Dec. 17, 1926 in Ashe County to the late Robert and Ardna Phillips. Throughout her life, she had unfailing faith and love of the Lord. She was a wife and homemaker who dedicated her life to loving and caring for her family. She will be remembered for her kindness and willingness to help any who needed it.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Claude Burl Philyaw; 3 brothers, Ray, J.C, and Herman Phillips; 3 sisters, Mae Weatherman and Gaye Tolbert; and a son-in-law, Ralph Aiken Jr.

Survivors: 4 children, Elaine Philyaw Aiken of Corpus Christi, Texas, Donald Philyaw (Karen Holstein) of Greenville, Sarah Philyaw Beeker (Kenneth) of Cleveland and Kathy Philyaw Hefner (James) of Mocksville; 6 grandchildren, Brent Philyaw, David Philyaw, Susan Aiken Spencer, Ralph Aiken III, Rachel Aiken Bren and Jacob Hefner; 10 great-grandchildren, Chris, Mason, Logan, Jackson and Ashley Philyaw, Parker, Piper and Phin Aiken, Nora and Nate Bren; a great-great-granddaughter, Maddie; and a sister, Ivalee Beasley of Flint, Mich.

A funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9 at Eaton Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, in Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery in Lenoir with Pastor Billy Louya officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.