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Ruth B. White
Ruth B. White

Ruth B. White, of Wilmington, died Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the age of 64.

She was born in Columbus County on Oct. 5, 1950, daughter of the late Shepard D. and Mary D. Black.

Ruth was married to the love of her life, Philip White, for 46 years. She was a loving mother to her three kids. Family was very important and came first in her life. She was employed for 26 years with New Hanover County schools. She enjoyed reading, Sudoku puzzles and exploring on her iPad.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Shepard and Mary Black; brothers, Frank and E.J. Black; and sister, Minnie Caison.

She is survived by her husband, Philip White; son, Charles White; daughters, Melissa Montroy and husband, Justin, and Frances Furino and husband, Philip; granddaughters, Evelyn Montroy and Kelli Hinnant; grandsons, Ethan Montroy and Dominick Furino; and sisters, Helen (Bobby) Jordan, Sue Barett, Terry (Dennis) Lovette and Vina Clifton.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2015, at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at the funeral home.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service. 

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