Ruth Frady


Margaret Ruth Frady went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, May 3.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Frady; and two brothers, Lester and Naaman Henry. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Canton and Lillian Henry.

She was born on June 2, 1953, and was a native of Macon County but lived in the Rhodes Cove community of Sylva her entire adult life. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and loved her church family dearly. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will sorely miss her but find comfort in knowing where she is.

Ruth leaves behind a son, Scott Frady (Leslie) and a daughter Angie Whitson (Terry); four grandkids and two great-grandkids. She also leaves behind a brother, Jake Henry (Shirley) of Sylva; three sisters, Nina Coggins of Cullowhee, Ada Mae Pickens and Nell Downs (Lowell) of Franklin; along with a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Graveside services were held at Ellijay Missionary Baptist Church in Franklin at 1 p.m. Friday, May 8, with Rev. Tommy Ashe officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Jackson County Animal Shelter or charity of your choice in her honor.

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Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, N.C., served the family.