Anna Ruth Whitlock Davis

Published 11:28 am Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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Mrs. Anna Ruth Whitlock Davis, 95, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

She was born May 1, 1925, in Davie County to the late John Anderson and Hailey C. Myers Whitlock. Mrs. Davis was a member of First United Methodist Church for 73 years and was a member of the Mary Circle and the Fellowship Sunday school class. She was a graduate of Cooleemee High School, Class of 1944, and attended nursing school.  Mrs. Davis was a registered nurse and started her career at Autumn Care of Mocksville and retired from the office of Dr. Earl Welch Jr. in Winston-Salem. She was a member of the Clemmons Chapter 373 Order of the Eastern Star.  Mrs. Davis enjoyed playing golf, and had a stroke of luck, once, she hit a hole in one. She especially loved working in her flowers, but especially loved being a Nana to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her foster parents, Cap and Emily Gullett; husband, Robert “Bob” Davis; sisters, Ruby Jones, Helen Hester, Blanche Vestal, and Janice Edwards; a half-sister, Dora Sheets; half-brothers, Melvin Whitlock and Luther Holder; and fiancé, Vernon Dull.

Survivors: a half-brother, Stacey Brown; nephew, Bill Davis (Sandra); niece, Judy Paige (Jack); godchildren, Steven Hinson and Joy Hinson; stepdaughter, Tina Gobble (Brent); granddaughter, Brittany Bost (Eric); grandson, Alex Gobble (Kathryn); great-grandson, Banks Eli Gobble; great-granddaughter (7 days old), Brennan McKinley Bost; several nieces and nephews; and special four-legged friend, Belle.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19 at Rose Cemetery with Dr. Glenn L. Myers Jr. officiating. Be mindful of social distancing and wear a face covering. The family invites friends to come by Lambert Funeral Home, Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., to pay respects.

Memorials : Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103.