Mrs. Ruth Eloise Whited Taylor

Published 11:46 pm Tuesday, June 2, 2009

By Staff
Mrs. Ruth Eloise Whited Taylor, age 89, of Lynchburg, VA, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2009 at her home.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at First Baptist Church Washington with Dr. Jimmy Moore, Rev. Mark Grooms, Senior Pastor of Thomas Terrace Baptist Church, Concord, Rev. Stephen Atkins, nephew, Pastor of Grace Community Church, Greenville, NC, and Rev. Jim Phillips, nephew, Pastor of Dunbar Mountain Mission, Dunbar, WV officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Stephen Atkins, great nephew, Tom Atkins, nephew, Everett Coleman, grandson-in-law, Robert E. Day, III, grandson, David Heinsohn, grandson, and Josh Nobles, nephew by marriage will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC.
Mrs. Taylor was born July 14, 1919 in Walton, WV to Walter Rybrum and Ethel Raines Whited. She was the last remaining survivor of the Stephen and Henrietta Cunningham Taylor family, outliving their ten children and spouses. She was the widow of Chad Ray Taylor who died in March 2000 after 63 years of marriage.
Ruth moved to North Carolina in 1956 and was a long-time resident of Market St. Ext. She was an active member of First Baptist Church until relocating in April 2003 to Lynchburg, VA to live with her daughter, Sandra Taylor Day and son-in-law Robert. She enjoyed her remaining years interacting with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Taylor is survived by two daughters, Sandra Day and husband Bob of Lynchburg, and Patricia Taylor; one sister, Dorothy Whited Atkins of Washington; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews from the Whited and Taylor lines. Many friends from Raleigh and Washington will miss her including her grandson’s father, Robert Grissett and wife MaryAnn and close friend Dave Lattimore who called Ruth his “second mom”.
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