Ruth Alice Griggs Church

Published 9:12 am Monday, July 17, 2017

Mrs. Ruth Alice Griggs Church, 86, of Walkertown, died on July 15, 2017 at Trinity Elms Health and Rehab.

She was born on April 11, 1931, in Forsyth County to Max and Verna Calhoun Griggs. Mrs. Church was known throughout the area for her baked goods. She was Governor’s Cookie Jar blue ribbon winner multiple times at the Dixie Classic Fair and won a blue ribbon at the state fair in Raleigh.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Paul Orion Church; 2 sisters, Ethel Hughes, Gertrude Hushbeck; and 1 brother, Howard Griggs.

Survivors: 2 sons, Barron Church and wife Leesa of Advance and Mark Church and wife Rhonda of Kernersville; 5 grandchildren, Josh Church, Stephanie Howell Mathis, Erin Atwood, Alex Church, and Danielle Church-Graham; 6 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Opal Bovender of Clemmons.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Chaplain Randy Hillman officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials: Mt. Pleasant UMC, 4700 Old Walkertown Rd, Winston-Salem, 27105; or to the charity of the donor’s choice.