Mary Ruth Bennett, age 81 of Forest City, died Friday, December 3, 2021 at Mission Health in Asheville. Mary Ruth was born on September 24, 1940 in Yancey County, North Carolina and was the daughter of the late Grady and Belle Hall Hipps.
She was the co-founder of Truck Service, Incorporated where in the early years, worked with her husband, Buddy. Mary Ruth was faithful member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church where she served many years as church Treasurer and on various committees.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. ”Buddy” Bennett in January of 2021.
Survivors include her sons, Dr. John Mark Bennett and wife June, Stephen Bennett and wife Jennifer all of Forest City, and her grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth, Meredith, John, Matthew and wife Ashley, and Ansley.
Funeral services will be held at 11 o’clock on Monday, December 6, 2021 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church with the Reverend Keys Pendleton and Reverend Dr. Bobby Gantt officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o’clock Sunday evening at Padgett and King.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Post Office Box 880, Forest City, North Carolina 28043.
The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking. com