Ruth Williams Laughter
January 2, 1909 ~ October 1, 2010
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Ruth Williams Laughter, 101, of Asheville, died Friday, October 1, 2010 at the St. Joseph Campus of Mission Hospitals. A native of Henderson County, she was a daughter of the late Jay Burt Williams and Jennie Maxwell Williams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Claude Laughter as well as four brothers. Ruth was a devoted Christian and when her health allowed, she attended Pole Creek Baptist Church. She graduated from Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, GA where she became an English teacher. She was an active supporter of the college throughout her adult life. Most knew her from working at the family business, Broadview Gulf, in Oakley and being the manager at Biltmore Fabrics. She is survived by her son, John Maxwell Laughter and his significant other, Donna Temple, of Asheville; two grandchildren, John Michael Laughter and Jamee Laughter, both of Asheville, as well as several special nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday, October 4, 2010 at Shepherd Memorial Park with Reverend Dennis Thurman officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made in Ruthï¿½s memory to a charity of oneï¿½s own choice.