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Ruth Grigg McKee

LAWNDALE — Mrs. Ruth Grigg McKee, 97, formerly of Garver Street, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, at White Oak Manor, Shelby.

Born March 6, 1906, in Cleveland County, she was a daughter of the late George Hillard Grigg and Bessie Philbeck Grigg. She retired from Cleveland Mills and was a member of Rehobeth United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Shafter McKee; a brother, Paul Grigg; and two sisters, Dorcas McKee and Ora Singleton.

She is survived by four sons and four daughters-in-law, Hillard and Colene McKee of Valdese, Gene and Helen McKee of Ellenboro, Glenn and Janice McKee of Lawndale and Roger and Dorothy McKee of Booneville; a daughter, Mary Ellen Wellmon of Shelby; a sister, Corene Greene of Shelby; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Stamey Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kelly Ottinger officiating.

Burial will be in Rehobeth United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 7:30 at the funeral home and at other times the family will be at the home of Mary Ellen Wellmon, 1259 Hopewell Road, Shelby.

Memorials may be made to Rehobeth United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2036 Rehobeth Church Road, Shelby, NC 28150.