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Salem Funeral Home on Main St.
120 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
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Service information
Oakwood Cemetery
512 Steele St, High Point, NC 27262
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
11 a.m.
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Interment information
Oakwood Cemetery
512 Steele St, High Point, NC 27262
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Ruth Fowler Lindsay
May 27, 1921 - May 08, 2015
Winston-Salem, NC
Ruth Fowler Lindsay died Friday May 8, 2015 at the age of 93. She was born May 27, 1921 in Pilot Mountain, NC and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Fowler, Sr.
Ruth attended the Ward Belmont School and Salem Academy, and immediately after graduating from Greensboro College in 1941, Ruth went to work for the Winston-Salem Journal-Sentinel, where one of her early responsibilities as a news reporter included the writing of obituaries. On February 26, 1944 Ruth married John A. Lindsay of High Point who subsequently deployed with the U.S. Navy to serve tours of duty in the Pacific Theater of World War II.
Upon John’s return after the war, John and Ruth settled in High Point, where Ruth turned her focus to starting and raising her family, which came to include two sons and a daughter. Aside from this full-time job, Ruth was very active in the leadership of her church, Wesley Memorial United Methodist, where she was a mainstay in the senior high program and along with her close friends, Stuckey Rives and Ginny Fick, comprised “the committee” which usually had the last word on matters of ecclesiastical importance. She also served as president of the High Point Debutante Club, president of the High Point Junior League Sustainers, served on the Board of Directors of the High Point YWCA and American Red Cross, and was a member of the Garden Makers Garden Club of High Point. At Bald Head Island, where Ruth spent many happy days with her family, Ruth served on the board of the chapel of the Village of Bald Head and on the board of the Bald Head Island Conservancy.
After many years as active participants in the High Point community, in 1995 John and Ruth moved to Arbor Acres in Winston-Salem, NC.
In addition to her parents, Ruth was predeceased by John, her husband of 67 years, as well as her brother Omnia Fowler, sisters Mary Johnson, Mabel Jones, and Irene Gambill. She is survived by her three children: John A. Lindsay III of Greenville, SC; Dr. Thomas F. Lindsay and wife April of Brevard, NC; and Cameron L. Harris and husband Tim of Greensboro, NC. Ruth also had six grandchildren: Kate Lindsay Breck, Mally Lindsay, Alexander Lindsay, Lindsay Harris, Clayton Lindsay, and Dr. Emery Harris McCrory, and one great grandchild, Benjamin Breck. She is also survived by her brother, O.T. Fowler, Jr. and her sister Margaret Fowler Macklin.
There will be a visitation at Salem Funeral Home in Winston-Salem Tuesday, May 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A graveside service will take place Wednesday May 13 at 11:00 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in High Point. Memorials may be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, the Bald Head Island Conservancy, or to Arbor Acres. Online condolences may be may be made through www.salemfh.com.
 
 
 
 
Condolences
Dana and Brenda Quanstrom
Ruth, without a doubt, was one of the finest women we have ever known. She had an indomitable spirit, a loving heart, an inquiring mind, and a generous and loving manner. She was a happy light wherever she was; and on Bald Head Island she will also be remembered for playing croquet, inspiring the Garden Club with her trip to Charleston Gardens, displaying leadership on the BHI Conservancy Board, being a great cook and welcoming hostess, and exhibiting extraordinary comfort to people in need. Any one that knew her found themselves blessed. With love, Dana and Brenda Quanstrom
 
 
Carolyn Echerd
A life that touched many can never be forgotten. May you find comfort in knowing that others share in your sorrow.
 
 
Patrick and Naomi Ballen
Cameron and Tim Harris and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Patrick and Naomi Ballen
 
 
 
 
 
 

         

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