Ruth Louise Watts York

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Ruth Louise Watts York, 93, of Gorman Bridge Rd., died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center. A native of Buncombe Co., she was a daughter of the late Richard Simpson Watts and Ellaree Priscilla Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Loyal York, and sisters Nell Kidd and Maude Watts. Mrs. York attended Woodfin Church of God. She is survived by a son, Arthur L. York of Asheville; and by several nieces and nephews including CeCe Whitehouse of Springfield, VA, and Pat Moore of Piney Point, MD. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Smith Cemetery, with the Rev. Bobby Smith and CarePartners Chaplains Butch Stillwell and Cindy Coleman officiating. Her family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. The family expresses sincere appreciation to Mrs. York's caregivers, especially to Tammy, Kellie, Wilma, Galena, and Ellen for the loving care they provided to Mrs. York, and also to the staff of the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center.

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  1. Arthur
    Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss and I hope the many wonderful memories you have of your mother will help you during this trying time. May God’s grace comfort you in this time of grief and sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


  2. Arthur, just keep all the good memories with you and it helps to get thru the hard times. May God surround you with his goodness. Our love …..Hubert and Jean

  3. Arthur,
    We are so sorry to hear of the going home of your dear Mother. May God be with you and comfort you in this trying time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Dennis and Penny Fowler

  4. Arthur
    Please accept my deep regrets; I am so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. I remember as a teenager (so many years ago) going to your house for Sunday lunch. Your Mother was a great cook. I can almost taste those wonderful pies, even now.
    I recall how much she loved you and how good you were to her. God Bless You.


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