Ruth McCaferty Harris
March 31, 1919 -
September 25, 2012

Visitation

September 29, 2012
9 AM-11 AM

Service 

September 29, 2012
11 AM

Interment

Obituary

Memorial service for Ruth McCaferty Harris, age 93 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Saturday at 11 AM at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tommy Ward officiating. Mrs. Harris passed away Tuesday morning.

She was a native of Petersburg, PA and the daughter of the late James and Minnie May Stevens McCaferty. Mrs. Harris served aboard the USS Rescue during WW II as a Navy nurse, was a nurse for Dr. Ben Marshall and after her retirement was a caregiver for more than 20 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters Sharon Mayes and husband Hu of Dickson, and Patty Patrick and husband Chuck of Fayetteville, six grandchildren James Matthew Mayes and wife Teresa, Patricia Mayes Terry and husband Bill, Chad Patrick and wife Alicia, Walt Patrick and Jennie, Ben Patrick and Whitney and Bea Patrick, ten great-grandchildren Kayla Mayes, Matthew Mayes, Jemmah Mayes, Harrison Terry, Andrew Terry, Taylor McCoy, Chase Patrick, Alivia Patrick, Sam Patrick, Wyatt Patrick and brother William McCaferty.

Visitation with the family will be Saturday from 9 am-11 am at the First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, The Fayetteville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church or the Dickson First United Methodist Church

Video Services

11 Comments

  1. Tippy Ingram

    Ruth lived on 2nd Ave all of my years on 2nd. I remember long ago when a woodworking class was available for us and she and Walter picked me up to go to it. I lived at 404 Second at that time and had all kinds of woodworking equipment. A pretty big piece of wood kicked back on me as I was handling it and put an end to my woodworking days.

    She was so good to me and I am grateful for knowing her. I went by the Funeral Home early this morning but could not get in to sign the register. Please accept my sympathy.

    Reply
  2. Connie Thompson Walker

    Dear Patty, Sharon, and family,
    How I loved Mrs. Harris! She took such good care of us at Dr. Marshall’s office! And after my sister died, she was so lovingly attentive to us. I remember she always told me to “pant like a puppy dog” when I had to get a shot so it wouldn’t hurt–and it worked for me, so I’ve taught my own young patients to do that very thing! ūüôā She was a very gifted nurse and so full of life; and someone I’ve always loved to see when I’ve come home. She made me smile. I will miss her. You all are in my heart and prayers.

    Love and deepest sympathy,
    Connie Thompson Walker

    Reply
  3. David Grogan

    Mrs. Harris will truly be missed. She always cared for me like she was my own grandmother… I loved her for that. She used to come get Walt, Ben & me and take us to school and feed us Bacon, Egg & Cheese biscuits. To this day, when I eat a Bacon, Egg & Cheese biscuit, I think of her. She always had something important to say… when she talked, everyone listened. She always emphasized the important things in life… things like being clean cut and getting a good education.

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  4. Mary Partin

    Patti & families, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. She was such a nice person. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. God Bless. Mary & Teresa Partin, Mr. & Mrs. Willie C McGehee, & Billy McGehee

    Reply
  5. Floyd and Imogene Hoots Cartwright

    Patty. Sharon and family, our sincere sympahy over the loss of your dear mother. She will be mised by so many people as she had been such a dedicated wife, mother and nurse.

    Our hearts go out to each and everyone of you at this difficult time, please know that other care, you will be in our thoughts and prayers!!

    God Bless

    Reply
  6. Peggy H. Mitchell

    What a great nurse! We loved her, respected her judgment, and always felt secure with her medical knowledge and advice. She was our ROCK during our
    daughters infancy and early years of their lives.

    Reply
  7. Peggy G. Bevels

    Patty, Chuck, and Family,
    So sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. My prayer is that your precious memories will be of comfort to you during this difficult.
    In Christian Love,
    Peggy G. Bevels

    Reply
  8. Tim & Dora Barnes

    Dear Patty & Family,
    Sending our deepest sympathy on loss of your mother. Praying for your family during this difficult time.
    Much love,
    Tim & Dora

    Reply
  9. Sarah Raby

    Mrs. Harris was always so kind to us. We went to visit her one time and she gave me a Fostoria platter that I will always cherish. She was such a unique person and we will surely miss her sweet smile. We are happy to have known her. You have our deepest sympathy.

    Reply
  10. Shelby Owens Brewer

    There was never a better nurse in the world than Miss Harris. She was there for my family when we needed a strong energetic caregiver. We will never forget her.

    Shelby Owens Brewer

    Reply
  11. Katherine Hobbs

    So sorry for your loss of Mrs Ruth. Heaven has truly gained an angel.Your family will be in our prayers.

    Reply

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Memories

11 Comments

  1. Tippy Ingram

    Ruth lived on 2nd Ave all of my years on 2nd. I remember long ago when a woodworking class was available for us and she and Walter picked me up to go to it. I lived at 404 Second at that time and had all kinds of woodworking equipment. A pretty big piece of wood kicked back on me as I was handling it and put an end to my woodworking days.

    She was so good to me and I am grateful for knowing her. I went by the Funeral Home early this morning but could not get in to sign the register. Please accept my sympathy.

    Reply
  2. Connie Thompson Walker

    Dear Patty, Sharon, and family,
    How I loved Mrs. Harris! She took such good care of us at Dr. Marshall’s office! And after my sister died, she was so lovingly attentive to us. I remember she always told me to “pant like a puppy dog” when I had to get a shot so it wouldn’t hurt–and it worked for me, so I’ve taught my own young patients to do that very thing! ūüôā She was a very gifted nurse and so full of life; and someone I’ve always loved to see when I’ve come home. She made me smile. I will miss her. You all are in my heart and prayers.

    Love and deepest sympathy,
    Connie Thompson Walker

    Reply
  3. David Grogan

    Mrs. Harris will truly be missed. She always cared for me like she was my own grandmother… I loved her for that. She used to come get Walt, Ben & me and take us to school and feed us Bacon, Egg & Cheese biscuits. To this day, when I eat a Bacon, Egg & Cheese biscuit, I think of her. She always had something important to say… when she talked, everyone listened. She always emphasized the important things in life… things like being clean cut and getting a good education.

    Reply
  4. Mary Partin

    Patti & families, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. She was such a nice person. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. God Bless. Mary & Teresa Partin, Mr. & Mrs. Willie C McGehee, & Billy McGehee

    Reply
  5. Floyd and Imogene Hoots Cartwright

    Patty. Sharon and family, our sincere sympahy over the loss of your dear mother. She will be mised by so many people as she had been such a dedicated wife, mother and nurse.

    Our hearts go out to each and everyone of you at this difficult time, please know that other care, you will be in our thoughts and prayers!!

    God Bless

    Reply
  6. Peggy H. Mitchell

    What a great nurse! We loved her, respected her judgment, and always felt secure with her medical knowledge and advice. She was our ROCK during our
    daughters infancy and early years of their lives.

    Reply
  7. Peggy G. Bevels

    Patty, Chuck, and Family,
    So sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. My prayer is that your precious memories will be of comfort to you during this difficult.
    In Christian Love,
    Peggy G. Bevels

    Reply
  8. Tim & Dora Barnes

    Dear Patty & Family,
    Sending our deepest sympathy on loss of your mother. Praying for your family during this difficult time.
    Much love,
    Tim & Dora

    Reply
  9. Sarah Raby

    Mrs. Harris was always so kind to us. We went to visit her one time and she gave me a Fostoria platter that I will always cherish. She was such a unique person and we will surely miss her sweet smile. We are happy to have known her. You have our deepest sympathy.

    Reply
  10. Shelby Owens Brewer

    There was never a better nurse in the world than Miss Harris. She was there for my family when we needed a strong energetic caregiver. We will never forget her.

    Shelby Owens Brewer

    Reply
  11. Katherine Hobbs

    So sorry for your loss of Mrs Ruth. Heaven has truly gained an angel.Your family will be in our prayers.

    Reply

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