UNION — Ruth Wix Gregory, 96, widow of George Carlton Gregory, Sr., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.
Mrs. Gregory was born in Buffalo, Oct. 21, 1915, a daughter of the late John Wix and Maude Ingle Wix. She was a 1933 graduate of Union High School, retired from Buffalo Mill United Merchants where she worked in the Supply Room, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, WBCU Mother of the Year 1996, and an active participant in the Senior Citizens Center in Buffalo. Mrs. Gregory was an active and lifelong member of Buffalo Baptist Church. She served as teacher of the Esther Scarborough Sunday School Class until the age of 93.
Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Farmer Gregory of Buffalo; and her granddaughter Amy Gregory Young and husband John of Greenwood.
Her only child, a son, George Carlton Gregory, Jr. preceded her in death. Mrs. Gregory was also preceded in death by all of her siblings, Annie Mae Wix Taylor, Daisy Wix Turner, Nellie Wix, Sarah Wix Poole, Sam Wix, Fred Wix, and Joe Wix.
A number of nieces and nephews survive her.
The family will receive friends Tuesday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home from 6-7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Buffalo Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Buffalo Baptist Church. The family wishes to express a special thank you to Dr. David Keith, the nurses of Ellen Sagar Nursing Home, and Hospice Care of South Carolina.
The family is at the home of Mrs. Gregory’s daughter-in-law.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)