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Ruth Ann Heldreth
Ruth Ann Heldreth

ST. JAMES — Ruth Ann Heldreth, 64, of St. James Plantation, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. Ruth Ann was born on Dec. 22, 1951, to the late Edward E. Harwell and Ruth Young Harwell and grew up in Orange, Va.

Ruth Ann is survived by her loving husband, William Heldreth of St. James; sons, John Heldreth of Stuttgart of Germany and David Heldreth (Rebecca) of Mt. Pleasant, Utah; daughters, Elizabeth Heldreth Hamilton (Jeremy) of Angier, N.C., and Katherine Heldreth of Timonium, Md.; grandchildren, Madelyn and Zoey Heldreth of Mt. Pleasant, Utah; and brothers, Gene Harwell of Warrenton, Va., and Kelly Harwell of Birmingham, Ala.

Ruth Ann was an amazing artist with a paint brush as well as with fabric and thread. She was active in the American Sewing Guild and a dedicated duplicate bridge player. She loved spending time outdoors in her garden and taking walks. More than anything else, she was a loving wife, sister, mother and grandmother to her family.

A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17.

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