Ruth Lucinda Huntley Frizsell

ruth frizsell

March 26, 1933 ~ March 24, 2024

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Ruth Lucinda Huntley Frizsell passed away Sunday, March 24th at her home with family by her side.

She was born March 26, 1933, in Buncombe County, to the late Otis C. and Irene Earwood Huntley. She resided in Asheville her entire life.

She was preceded in death by brothers Grady and Gayle Huntley, and sister Virginia Robinson. She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Lyda (Lee) and Brenda Dunlap (Mike); son, Terry Frizsell; a brother, Harvey Huntley and a sister, Linda Garren; seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, five step-great grandchildren, one step great-great grandchild, along with several nieces and nephews.

As a faithful member of Gashes Creek Baptist Church, she served in many roles over the years. Her happiest moments were spending time with her grandchildren. Ruth worked at C.P. Clare, American Threshold, owner of a clothing store, and Gods World.

She enjoyed sports of all kinds, especially the Atlanta Braves. She bowled in several bowling leagues, and was known for her amazing fried chicken and proudly served it to her family every Christmas. She was a great supporter of her grandchildren and great-grandchild, and nothing made her happier that being around all of them.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday March 30, 2024, at Gashes Creek Baptist Church with the Reverend Mike Rogers officiating. The family will be receiving friends one hour before the service. Burial will follow in the Gashes Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be herĀ grandsons TJ Lloyd, Jacob Frizsell, Jonathan Lyda, Adam Lloyd, Daniel Frizsell, and great-grandson Nathan Lyda.

Flowers are appreciated or donations made in her memory to Gashes Creek Baptist Church at 308 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.


Visitation: March 30, 2024 10:00 am

Gashes Creek Baptist Church
Gashes Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28803

Funeral Service: March 30, 2024 11:00 am

Gashes Creek Baptist Church
Gashes Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28803

Burial: March 30, 2024 12:00 pm

Gashes Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Gashes Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28803

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805


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  1. I got to know Ruth when she worked with me at God’s World .She was one of my best workers
    .Very loyal and faithful . Go rest high . Prayers for the family.

  2. To the Huntley family my prayers are are with you all. Ruth was my cousin and we had some great times together when we were younger. She was a great lady and heaven is a little sweeter. God bless you all.

  3. Ruth was a wonderful customer and a great woman of God! I always looked forward to doing her pest service every other month. She was always very encouraging and I enjoyed our conversations. Her great grandson would often be there visiting and doing some kind of work for her. She loved him dearly and often spoke fondly of her family members. She would also ask about and pray for my folks as my father’s been battling a brain tumor for the past year. I’ll miss her, but look forward to seeing her again on the other side!

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