January 9, 1933 ~ December 10, 2002

Born in: Madison County, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Ruth Mae Griffin Goldsmith, 69, of 798 Academy Extension, Asheville, died Tuesday, December 10, 2002, at her residence. A native of Madison County, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Luke and Belsie Buckner Griffin. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruthann Goldsmith. She was a member of West Asheville Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Charles H. Goldsmith, Sr.; a son, C. H. Goldsmith, Jr. and his wife Angie of King George, VA; a step-mother, Ellen Griffin of Alexander; three sisters, Doris Davis and Ruby Ball of Brevard and Louise Philpot of OH; two brothers, Charles Griffin of East Fork, NC and Ken Griffin of Alexander; five grandchildren, Brian Roberts, Billie Ann Roberts, Polly Goldsmith, Marie Goldsmith, Vance Goldsmith and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Saturday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Reverend J. A. Griffin officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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