Ruth H. Wills

Jul 20, 2013

1926— 2013

CANTON — Ruth Holland Wills, 87, of the Newfound community, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013, at her residence.

A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, she was a daughter of the late Couch Henry and Ida Phillips Holland.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Randolph Wills, who died in 2010; a son-in-law, Phil Garland, who died in 2010; two brothers and two sisters.

Ruth retired from Champion International with 46 years of service and was a member of Plains United Methodist Church.  She was also a member of the Eastern Star, Oakleaf Chapter #81, for more than 50 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Wills Garland and Andrea Wills Jackson, and her husband, Jimmy, all of Canton and three grandchildren, Clayton Garland and his wife, Rachel, Casey Garland, and Captain Jonathan Jackson and his wife, Melissa.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21 at Plains United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ryan Snider officiating.  Burial followed at the church cemetery.  The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Plains United Methodist Church Parsonage Fund, 2029 Newfound Road, Canton, NC  28716.

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