Ruby Inez Thornton Biggerstaff, 92, of Maiden passed away December 6, 2019 at Trinity Ridge in Mtn. View. Ruby was born January 17, 1927 in Lincoln County to the late John Eldridge and Pearl Bell Boyd Thornton. Mrs. Biggerstaff worked as a finisher in the textile industry for many years. Ruby loved spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren. She was an active member of her church. She loved singing in the choir and taking trips with her church groups. Ruby was an avid gardener and enjoyed working in her yard.
In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harold Reese Biggerstaff, one son, John Andrew Biggerstaff, one brother, Boyd H. Thornton, and three sisters: Edith Thornton Coulter, Helen Thornton Williams, and Hazel Thornton Perkins.
Ruby is survived by one son, Steven Harold Biggerstaff and wife Ginger, one sister, Irene Thornton Hinson, four grandchildren; Brandon Biggerstaff (Janie Crain) of Hickory, Kristina Biggerstaff (Josh Hentschel) of Maiden, Dylan Biggerstaff and Davis Biggerstaff both of Hickory, three great-grandchildren; Lexis Crain, Liam Biggerstaff and Weston Biggerstaff all of Hickory, one daughter-in-law, Teresa Biggerstaff of Maiden, and many other cherished relatives and friends.
The Biggerstaffs would like to thank the staffs of Trinity Ridge in Mtn. View and Carillon in Newton for their kindness and loving care of Ruby.
The Biggerstaff family will receive friends on Monday December 9, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Memorial Reformed Church in Maiden. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm in the sanctuary of Memorial Reformed Church. Rev. Ronnie W. Parker will be officiating.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Catawba Valley, or the Alzheimer's Association of Western N.C.
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