Ruth Edwards Howell, 93, of Green Mountain, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Blue Ridge Lake, Georgia.
Born in Mitchell County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Harrison Odel and Tessie Peterson Edwards. She was also preceded in death by her husband: Richard Horton Howell; and, 4 siblings: Opal Hefner McKinney, Ted Edwards, H. D. Edwards and Beatrice Elane.
Survivors include her daughter: Sharon Howell Walden and husband, William Walden, of Blue Ridge, GA; sister: Betty Ambrose of Erwin, TN; and, favorite nephews: Gaylon Hefner of Montgomery, AL, Todd Ambrose of Erwin, TN and John Howell of Green Mountain, NC.
Ruth enjoyed needlepointing, reading and news programs, and her Siamese cat, Precious.
Special thanks to John Garland of Green Mountain, NC, and caregivers: Cathy Ballew of Murphy, NC, Wanda Burke of Epworth, GA, Dell Ray Brooks of Copperhill, TN, and Wilda Dickey of McCarpsville, GA, who were like family to Ruth and her daughter and son-in-law.
Graveside services will be on Monday, January 13, 2014, at 1:00 P.M. at Fairview Cemetery.
For those desiring memorial contributions may be made to the Fannin County, Georgia scholarship fund in memory of Mrs. Ruth Howell, P. O. Box 1883, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, or United Hospice Foundation, 162 Jeurgens Court, Norcross, GA 30093.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.holcombebrothers.com.