Ruth Sydney Greer, 94, of Boone passed away peacefully on August 12, 2021, three weeks and three days short of her 95th birthday. She was born in Limestone, TN on September 4, 1926 to the late Reverend Mark and Lillie Rollins Whittington. On July 4, 1949 she married Winston Greer in Vilas, NC. Winston and Ruth raised their family in Boone, NC where she lived out her remaining years. Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her great loves were her relationship with Jesus, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Many of us were raised on her fried chicken and her cinnamon buns, as she was a cook at Daniel Boone Inn for over thirty years. She enjoyed music, gardening and animals.
Ruth was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband Winston Greer, son Virgil Greer, daughter Alma Hatton, son Christopher Greer, three brothers; David Whittington, Parvin Whittington and Beauford Whittington, three sisters; Estella W. Wilson, Virginia Lockhart, and Lillie Bell Rollins.
Ruth is survived by her grandchildren: Charles Hatton of Boone, NC, Pamela Patton of Hope Mills, NC, Miles Greer of Winston Salem, NC and Chadwick Hatton of Boone, NC along with four great grandchildren, as well as, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A graveside service for Ruth Sydney Greer will be held Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 1pm at the Clarissa Hill Cemetery, Hwy 421 North, Boone, NC. 28607
Online Condolences may be shared with the Greer family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Greer family.