Ruth Whitaker Mabe

Published 12:42 pm Thursday, April 21, 2016

Mrs. Ruth Whitaker Mabe, 80, of US 601 S., Mocksville, died Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at her home surrounded by family after a battle with cancer.

She was born April 21, 1935, in Davie County to the late William Arthur and Margaret Lucille Mayhew Whitaker. Mrs. Mabe enjoyed camping, especially at Myrtle Beach, cooking and reading.  he was a kind and never met a stranger.

She was also preceded in death by: 3 brothers, Ralph, Earl and MacArthur Whitaker; and a son-in-law, Ricky Witherspoon.

Survivors: her husband of 58 years, Charles David Mabe of the home; 3 daughters, Joyce Mabe Witherspoon, Denise Mabe McDaniel (Bobby), all of Mocksville and Cathy Mabe Mandakunis (George) of Newport News, Va.; 5 grandchildren, Crystal Witherspoon Bracken (Timmy), Heather Nicole McDaniel, John McDaniel (Julia), Tyler Mandakunis and Ashleigh Mandakunis; 7 siblings, Jay, Jack, Jerry, Lawrence Ray and Robert Whitaker, Shelby Deal and Barbara Ann Schneeloch; several nieces and nephews; and special neighbor, Velma McDaniel.

A private graveside service will be conducted in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials: Hospice/Palliative CareCenter, 377 Hospital St., Ste. 103, Mocksville.