Ruth T. Long
Waynesville — Ruth T. Long, 97, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Autumn Care and Rehab. She was born in Haywood County June 27, 1916, to the late Ivy and Annie Arrington Troutman. Ruth enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading her Bible, cooking and canning. Ruth was helpful to all who knew her.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Long; and one daughter, Nancy Long Schulhofer.
Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Peggy Powell and Becky Long; four grandchildren, Johnnie Sue Davis, Becky Jo Powell Hellum, Billy Schulhofer and Scotty Schulhofer; five great-grandchildren, Powell Davis, Ivie Davis, Morgan Schulhofer Plemmons, Christina Hellum and Alex Hellum; six great-great-grandchildren, Rylee Davis, Bradley Schulhofer Plemmons, Sydney, Scout, Slade and Sam Schulhofer; and special friend, Justin Greene. Ruth has numerous nephews and nieces whom she loved and cared for deeply, and many friends, especially at East Waynesville Baptist Church. She was also Nanny to many at Autumn Care and Rehab.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the chapel of Garrett Funerals and Cremations with the Rev. Billy Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at Saunook-Plott Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Employee Fund at Autumn Care and Rehab at 360 Old Balsam Road, Waynesville, NC 28786.
The family would like to offer a word of thanks to the staff, nurses and CNAs at Autumn Care and Rehab.
Garrett Funerals and Cremations is caring for the Long family. www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com.