January 27, 1928 ~ January 20, 2018
Born in: Buncombe County,
Resided in: Fairview, North Carolina
Ruth Earwood Nesbitt, 89, of Fairview, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 20, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Morgan Benjamin Nesbitt. Ruth was born on January 27, 1928 in Asheville to the late Boyce James and Cora Sluder Earwood. Along with her husband Morgan, they operated Blue Ridge Dairy Farms in Fairview. While she held other jobs, her main love was her family. She spent most of her time helping run the farm and caring for her child and grandchildren. She was a wonderful gardener and cook. She served for many years as church clerk, Sunday school teacher and Awana leader at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Fairview. Ruth is survived by her son, Phillip, and his wife, Shirley; two grandchildren, Amanda Ogle and her husband, Jonathan; and James Nesbitt; two sisters-in- law, Alpha Harkins, and Shirlene Dalton and her husband, Dean; several nieces and nephews, and two special caregivers, Elaine Kahn and Leslie Kahn. A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, January 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at Groce Funeral Home on Long Shoals Road in Arden. Interment will follow the service in the cemetery at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 455 Hollywood Road, Fairview. The family will receive friends on Monday, January 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Fairview, NC or to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation at www.macular.org or P.O. Box 515, Northampton, Massachusetts 01061-0515.