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Virginia Ruth Whitaker, 79, of Henrietta, passed away on Thursday, August 06, 2015.

A native of Rutherford County, she was born on August 13, 1935, a daughter of the late Thurman Whitaker and Mattie Greene Whitaker. She retired from Cone Mills Corporation - Cliffside Plant after 20 years of service. She was a member of Henrietta First Baptist Church where she worked in the beginners Sunday school class for over 35 years, sang in the church choir and took care of the flowers in the church. She always took cakes and pies when there was a death in the community, loved to quilt and do all types of needle crafts and loved to paint.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Henry, Charlie, Roy, George, J.R., Paul, Morris, Clarence, Dan and Johnny. She is survived by her sisters, Mable W. Randolph of Henrietta, Sarah W. Hawkins of Ellenboro and Alice Mathis Meeks of Acworth, GA.

Funeral services were held at Henrietta First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Cash and Rev. John Godfrey officiating. Burial followed in the Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial donations are suggested to Henrietta First Baptist Church, 2736 Harris-Henrietta Road, Mooresboro, NC 28114.

McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the Whitaker family.

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