Ruth Hoover Arrowood, age 91, of Rutherfordton, NC, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at her home with her loving family and caregivers by her side.
She was the daughter of the late Zeb Hoover and the late Lillie Queen Hoover and a native of Rutherford County. Ruth was the widow of the late Roland Arrowood who passed away this past February and they were married for 71 wonderful years. She was preceded in death by a son James Michael Arrowood. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Sue Sigmon, Faye Hunter, Grace Gurley, Herbert Hoover, and Dean Hoover. Ruth was a loyal charter member of Fellowship Baptist Church, there she served on many committees. Ruth was a choir member, Sunday school teacher, nursery worker, and faithfully served on the meal committee for many years. She was an active member of the Gideons International auxiliary and helped with the Rutherford County prayer prison ministry. Ruth retired from Lone Mills as an office secretary. She loved music, baking, cooking, and sharing meals with her family and friends. She was most remembered for her biscuits, fried chicken, strawberry pudding, and chocolate cakes. Ruth also enjoyed gardening. Flowers, especially irises were grown by the hundreds. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great-grandson. However, she loved her family including many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank her caregivers, Irene Toney, Ashley Scruggs, Kimberly Hall, Susan Lail, and Sandy "Sissy" Scruggs. Thanks to the BEST hospice team, Courtney Marlowe, Ashley Scruggs, and Courtney Shuford. Also, a special thanks to Dr. Jim Van Jura and staff.
She is survived by one daughter, Susan A. Walker, and her husband Tommy Walker of Rutherfordton, one sister, Janice Henley of Lake James, one brother, Max Hoover of Greenville, two grandchildren, Jamie Walker (Gretchen), of Gastonia, and Ashley DeLapp (Mark), of Charlotte. Four great-grandchildren, Sutton and Schafer DeLapp, and Matthew Walker (Emily), and Alex Miner (David), and one great-great-grandson, Samuel Miner.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 19, 2021, at McMahan's Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at McMahan's Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 19, 2021, with Jamie Walker, Reverend Tom Runyan and Reverend Bryan Hardin officiating. Interment will be at Southern Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills; P O Box 336; Forest City, NC 28043, or Gideons International / Rutherfordton Camp; P O Box 1462; Rutherfordton, N C 28139. The family will be at Ruth's home. McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services in charge of arrangements.
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