Ruth Alice Miller Beck

Published 3:38 pm Friday, November 24, 2017

Ruth Alice (Miller) Beck, 91, of Mocksville, died on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 at Alston Brook Nursing Care Center in Lexington.

She was a native of Davie County, born Dec. 11, 1925, to the late Richard Swadie Miller and Ada Maud Gaybard Miller.

She was also preceded in death by: her husband, Wade C. Beck; a son, Donnie Beck; a grandson, Michael Hunter; a sister, Lucy Crotts; and 3 brothers, Lawrence, Dickie and James “Jim” Miller.

Mrs. Beck was a graduate of Cooleemee High School, Class of 1942. In addition to being a homemaker for her family, she had worked in the textile industry. As long as her health permitted, she was an active member of Jerusalem Baptist Church where she served in the WMU and other activities of the church.   

Survivors: a daughter, Patricia B. Karnes of Lexington; a son, Joe Linn Beck (Leanne) of Mocksville; a brother, David R. Miller of Mocksville; 3 grandchildren, Darrin M. Hunter (Melanie), Christopher L. Beck (Lauren Pardue) and Amber B. Bostick (Dustin); and 3 great-grandchildren, Logan, Taylor and Bailey.

A celebration of life service was conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, from the chapel of Davie Funeral Service in Mocksville officiated by her former pastor, the Rev. Jimmy Lancaster. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. Burial was in Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials: Jerusalem Baptist Cemetery Fund, 3203 US 601 S., Mocksville.