Ruth Lingle, 77, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at an area hospital.
Funeral was Nov. 12 at White’s Springtown Chapel with burial at Springtown Cemetery.
Ruth Neomi Gilliland was born April 27, 1936, in Valdese, N.C., to Nelson Milroy and Fannie Stamey Gilliland. She met and married William Farris Lingle Nov. 12, 1949.
Ruth lived life to the fullest and never took anything for granted. She leaves behind a legacy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Farris Lingle in February of 1984; and her parents.
Survivors include her children, David Lingle and Danny Lingle, both of Springtown, Richard Lingle of Oklahoma, Wilma Melendez and husband, Efrain, of Chico, Barbara Moorhead, Zenita Matlock, Darrell Lingle and wife, Darla, and Frankie Lingle, all of Springtown; 26 granchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and many loving family members and friends.