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“I enjoyed the times that I got to see Mary Ruth and Jack. They were such a special couple and I know they are happy to be together again. God...Read More »
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“I knew Mary Ruth for a very short time! But, she was one sweet, nice, and kind lady! Praying for the family! ”
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“Today we are fondly remembering Mary Ruth. She was a wonderful neighbor and sweet friend. For over thirty years she watched our family grow up,...Read More »
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“My prayers go out to the family of Mary Ruth. She was such a great friend and neighbor, and I will miss her in so many ways. ”
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"Loving Wife, Mother & Grandmother" Candler – Mary Ruth McElrath McFalls, 85, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at John F. Keever Solace Center. A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Ada Carines McElrath. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack David McFalls, who died in 2007. Mary Ruth was a member of West Asheville Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a son, Russell David McFalls and wife, Anna, of Culpeper, Virginia; two grandchildren, Alison McFalls Lott and husband, Josiah, of Costa Rica, and Andrew Russell McFalls and fiancé, Mary Kelly Barry, of Charleston, South Carolina; and two great-grandchildren, Stokes and Annabelle Lott. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017 in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Reverend Kent Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Hice Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the perpetual care of Hice Hill Cemetery, c/o Sandra Johnson, 145 Dogwood Road, Candler, NC 28715.

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