2011-07-07 / Obituaries

Nannie Ruth Walton

Funeral services for Nannie Ruth Walton, 85, of Lovelace Road, Lincolnton, were held Friday, July 1, 2011, at Rehoboth Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Walton and Rev. O’Neal Martin officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died Monday, June 27, at Heritage Healthcare of Wilkes, Washington.

Mrs. Walton was a lifelong resident of Lincoln County. She was the daughter of the late James T. and Maggie Banks Martin and was the widow of Frank W. Walton. She had retired from Royal Manufacturing Co. as a seamstress and was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church where she had taught Sunday School for many years.

Survivors include two sons, Rev. Donnie Walton and his wife Lauren of Oak Grove, Missouri, and Gary Walton and his wife Ginny of Lincolnton; three daughters, Betty Ruth Denard, Carrollton, Beverly W. Riffe and her husband Jack of Harlem, and Susan W. Ashmore and her husband Steve of Lincolnton; a sister, Lanette M. Drinkard and husband Gerald of Washington; 14 grandchildren; and 22 greatgrandchildren.

Grandsons served as pallbearers and included Austin Ledoux, Andrew Ashmore, Justin Ashmore, Jamie Walton, and Michael Walton.

Beggs Funeral Home of Lincolnton was in charge of arrangements.

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