Ruth Hatchel Perry
Ruth Hatchel Perry
  • July 19, 1928 - March 16, 2016
  • Pleasant Garden, North Carolina

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Ruth Hatchel Perry, 87. of Pleasant Garden, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from her home while being surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Centre Friends Meeting. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Born July 19, 1928 in Allegheny County to the late Preston and Annie Maines, she was a member of Centre Friends Meeting. Ruth retired after 39 years in food service and through her church she enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels. She liked to travel, doing yardwork, and cooking, especially for friends and family. Ruth loved taking care of her children and grandchildren and if you ever stopped by her home for a visit you assuredly would not leave there hungry. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew her. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her first husband of 42 years and father of her children, Thomas D. Hatchel and her second husband of 9 years, H. C. Perry; a son, Ronnie Hatchel, a grandson, Clay Lee Hatchel, and a son-in-law, James Ray Ward.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Richard Hatchel and wife Linda, Roger Hatchel and wife Delane; Virginia H. Ward, and EmmaJean H. Wilson and husband Steve; step-sons, Bob Perry and wife Linda and Jack Perry and wife Luanna; sister, Louise Nichols and husband Jack; 10 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild on the way in July; and hundreds of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Saturday evening, March 19, 2016 at Hanes-Lineberry Vanstory Chapel and other times at Virginia's home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Centre Friends Meeting, 325 NC Hwy 62 East, Greensboro, NC 27406 or to Cone Health Cancer Center, 501 N. Elam Ave., Greensboro, NC 27403.
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