Ruth Hunnicutt Derrick, 79, of Newberry, widow of Noah Derrick, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at her home.

Born on September 7, 1935, in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late Harold Edward “Jack” Hunnicutt and Beatrice Rhodes Hunnicutt. She was retired from American Fiber and Finishing, Oakland Plant and was a member of Cross Point Church.

Mrs. Derrick is survived by her daughters, Debra (Jimmy) Monts and Rose (Chuck) Meadows both of Newberry and Cathy (Frankie) Shealy of Pomaria; grandchildren, Jamie (Christina) Monts, Crystal Shealy, Robbie (Alaina) Monts, and Brandon (Natalie) Shealy; great-grandchildren, Dalton Monts, Desiree Monts, Katlyn Lominack, Ceirsten McClain, Hannah Shealy, Carter McClain, Claire McClain, Zoe Grace Monts and Jaxson Shealy, “best friend” Horace Sease and a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, William E. Hunnicutt and sisters, Amelda Lowery Starnes, Virginia Dale Sanders, Ida “Jackie” Vallery and Harriett Nell Hunnicutt.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jeff O'Dell and Rev. Jerry McCall. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home and other times will be at the homes of her daughters, Cathy Shealy, 3424 SC Hwy 202, Pomaria and Debra Monts, 489 Shrine Club Road, Newberry. Memorials may be made to Cross Point Church, 1523 Trent Street, Newberry, SC 29108 or to Amedisys Home Health Care, 184 Commerce Drive, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Jamie Monts, Robbie Monts, Brandon Shealy, Dalton Monts, Tommy Meeks, Chase Minick and Kevin Willard.

Honorary pallbearers will be Donald and Linda Long, Johnnie and Brandie Wix, Judy Moore, Sandy Sligh, Virginia Gray, Jean McCall, Kenny Lowrey and Randy Lowrey.

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#62 Judy Bailey 2015-06-01 20:03
To the family of Mrs. Ruth, We were very sorry to hear of her passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Judy & Maxie Bailey
#61 Nikki Horne 2015-06-01 15:13
I have been thinking and praying for all of you this week. I know Jackie loved Mrs. Ruth!! She's a special lady!!
#60 Robert Adams 2015-05-31 23:03
Debra,Rose, and Kathy
I just found out about your mother's passing.I will never forget how good your mother and father were to Rhonda and me when we were in Newberry. We are so sorry for your loss.
#59 judy & leo jennings 2015-05-31 18:36
We will always remember how kind Ruth & Noah were to us. Ruth was a customer of Judys
and they formed a very close relation..we will miss her.
#58 Jane &wadeMcfate 2015-05-31 09:01
We are so sorry to hear of your loss our prayers are with your entire family.
#57 Theresa Longshore 2015-05-30 23:24
So sorry for your loss! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers! Mike and Theresa Longshore
#56 Martha C. Pugh 2015-05-30 18:44
Rose, Chuck and family so sorry for the loss of your mother. You all have so many wonderful memorites and special times to remember of your mother. God bless. Love Martha and Dale Pugh
#55 Sheriff Lee Foster 2015-05-30 09:19
On behalf of our family, please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved. We on Earth are those that grieve, while she is whole, healthy and in no pain as she walks again with Noah. Our love is with you as are our prayers. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#54 David &Cathy Jenkins 2015-05-29 22:16
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Mrs. Ruth was one fine lady and will be dearly missed. May God bless you with His comfort and His peace .
#53 Glenda Torrence 2015-05-29 18:32
We are so sorry for your loss. Remember the happy times and let her memories help heal the loss you feel right now.
Love to all of your family.
Glenda & James Torrence
#52 Julie & Joe Lake 2015-05-29 17:08
We are so sorry for all of you with the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#51 Alice Longshore 2015-05-29 16:30
Debra,Rose & Kathy Sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. She will be missed greatly she was a sweet lady.
#50 Jan Casey 2015-05-29 14:17
You are all in my thoughts and prayers! So sorry to hear of your mom's passing.

Jan Casey
#49 Lisa Amick Mowbray 2015-05-29 09:04
From our family to your, our deepest sympathy. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Gaynell, Patricia, Ronnie & Susie Amick
and
Forrest & Lisa Mowbray
#48 Charlotte Berry 2015-05-29 09:00
I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing Miss Ruth at Church. She was such a sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
#47 Guerry and Delores 2015-05-29 07:30
We are so sorry for your loss may God up hold you and bless you through this difficult time
#46 Shelley Z. Remion 2015-05-28 21:56
Rose,
I'm so sorry to hear about your mom.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayer during this sad time. May our loving Lord wrap you in his arms and give you peace.

Shelley Zeigler Remion
#45 June Force 2015-05-28 20:15
So sorry to all the family for your loss. She was a wonderful women. I know she will be missed.
#44 Mary Jo L Piester 2015-05-28 17:50
Debra, Rose, Cathy, and Family, we are so truly sorry to hear of the loss of your Precious Mother. She was a wonderful, caring, and loving person. May the Lord give you all peace, comfort, strength, and grace during this most difficult time today and the days ahead. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You All ~ William & Mary Jo L Piester and Billie L Lominick
#43 John&Suzanne Summer 2015-05-28 16:29
To you all, We send you our thoughts and prayers and ask that God bring you peace and comfort now and the days to come.
John and Suzanne Summer
#42 Kathy & Stan Lathren 2015-05-28 15:59
Rose,Debra and Cathy and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ma Ruth was a special person. She did a lot for our family. She was like a second Mom.
We love y'all and God Bless each of you. God will give you the strength.
Kathy,Stan, Casey & Connor Lathren
Lindsey, Vince, Sierra, Savannah Perez
#41 Debbie & Don Dennis 2015-05-28 14:50
Debra, Rose , Cathy & family, We were so sorry to hear about Ms.Ruth. She was a special lady and I know she will be missed by all. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
#40 CINDI LIPSEY KOON 2015-05-28 14:21
Rose, Ms Debra and Cathy,
I am so very sorry to hear about your moms passing.. I know she will be deeply missed.. I hope you all find comfort in the days ahead knowing that you are in my thoughts and prayers!!
#39 Brandy & Johnnie Wix 2015-05-28 13:22
Debra, Rose, Cathy and families,

You have lost a wonderful mother, grand mother, great-grandmoth er and friend! My family loved Nanny Ruth deeply!!! She was a great part of our children's lives!!! She will be missed terribly!! We will cherish the memories that we have of her and Granddaddy! You all are in our thoughts and prayers!!
#38 Murriel Shealy 2015-05-28 12:44
Debra,Rose,Cath y,and Family,
Our deepest sympathy, thoughts, and prayers in the passing of Ruth. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. May your cherished memories help each of you through this difficult time.
"Click" & Murriel Shealy
#37 Jo David 2015-05-28 12:35
So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Jo David
#36 Matt & Kelli Crowe 2015-05-28 12:29
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you all! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead! Matt, Kelli, Madison & Cooper
#35 Russell Neel 2015-05-28 12:26
Dear Family,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers will be you during this difficult time and the days ahead.
The Russell Neel Family
#34 Kathie & Guy Rister 2015-05-28 12:22
Debra, Rose, & Cathy,
Sending prayers to you & your families at the passing of your mother. What a joyous occasion it will be when we are all reunited with our loved ones. Til then May God give you strength and peace for the days ahead as you celebrate her life. Love to all.
#33 Vonnie Fulmer 2015-05-28 12:21
Miss Ruth was always available to help anyone. Her face had a smile on it as soon as you walked in the door. A lovely, kind and God fearing lady who faced many challenges in her life. Her crown was filled with jewels many, many years ago.
My love, prayers and heartfelt wishes to all the family.
God's blessing on her soul and all who loved her!
#32 Belle Morris 2015-05-28 12:16
Cathy and family. so sorry to hear of Mrs. Ruth passing. She was a very sweet lady. She will be greatly missed. God bless you and the family.
#31 Belle Morris 2015-05-28 12:13
Cathy and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Ruth passing. She was a very sweet lady. She will be greatly missed. God bless you and the family.
#30 Terry & Grace Brickl 2015-05-28 12:01
We are so sorry for your loss.
We will be remembering your family in prayer during this difficult time.
#29 Debra Rowe 2015-05-28 11:58
So sorry for your loss, she was an amazing lady with an amazing family.
#28 FrancesSummersTraver 2015-05-28 11:44
So sorrry to read of Ruth's passing. We all grew up in Joanna together. I had not seen her in a long time. The family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May the peace of the Lord sustain you in your hour of need
Frances Farmer Summers Traver
#27 Shelby Felker 2015-05-28 11:15
You three ladies could have never been more blest as you were in your mom. She loved you all along with her grandchildren,g reat grandchildren, spouses etc. I am so sorry for your loss, but our Heavenly Father wants her to watch over you from above. Love and prayers to all
#26 nancy stoudemire 2015-05-28 10:45
My family and I are so sorry for your loss. Nancy Stoudemire and family
#25 Nancy and Edward Warren 2015-05-28 10:07
So sorry to hear of Miss Ruth's passing. Miss Ruth was a precious dear soul. She is with her Lord and love ones that have gone on before her. Find comfort, peace and strength from the Lord during this difficult time. In Christian Love, Nancy and Eddie
#24 Susan Wicker 2015-05-28 10:00
Rose, Debra and Cathy,
So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Let your happy memories fill your heart.
Love,
Susan & Brett
#23 Jeannette Ayers 2015-05-28 09:51
Debra,Jimmy sorry to passing of your Mother.She and I talked a lot when she came to nursing hometo see her sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.May God give you peace.
#22 Tracey Corley 2015-05-28 09:49
Debra, Rose, Cathy and Family,
Vernon and I were so sorry to hear of Ms. Derricks passing. She was such a sweet and wonderful lady and will truly be missed. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.
#21 MIKE & DONNA HALL 2015-05-28 09:27
Debra, Cathy & Rose
please accept our heartfelt sympathy our prayers are with the entire family
#20 Starr Hockett 2015-05-28 08:58
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.
#19 Tara & Terry Price 2015-05-28 08:54
Debra,Rose, Cathy and they entire family. Our family extends our heartfelt sympathy at the passing of Mrs. Ruth. She was a remarkable woman & truly loving & caring woman. Prayers as you find the strength to celebrate her life that she gave of so freely and not the sorrow of her passing.
#18 Wesley/Helen Griffin 2015-05-28 08:17
We are more sorry than we can say to hear of Miss Ruth's passing. We pray for the comfort promised from God. "Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted."
#17 Jeff Pugh 2015-05-28 07:51
Rose, so sorry for your loss. Wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
#16 Steve & Diane Metts 2015-05-28 07:31
Debra & Jimmy & Family;
Rose & Chuck;
Kathy & Frankie & Family,
My heart goes out to each of you. What a grand lady God has called home. She is reunited with loved ones and what a time she is having. Rejoice in knowing that she is with her Lord and Savior. Our prayers are with you for God to wrap His arms of comfort around you. She will be missed, but know that one day you will be with her again. My heart aches with yours, tears flow so easy, but in my heart I know that she is home....what a joy and comfort. Our love to each of you. May God hold your hand and heal your ache.
#15 Johnny Shealy 2015-05-28 07:02
Dear Family, Again, we are both so sorry about Ms. Ruth. She was like a second mom to both of us. Our love and prayers are with you all. Wendy and Johnny Shealy
#14 Janice Smith 2015-05-28 06:10
Prayers to all of you. So very sorry to hear of Ms. Rush's passing. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Janice and Johnny Smith
#13 Dan & Robbie DeFrees 2015-05-27 23:32
Rose & Family,
So sorry to hear about your Mom. Keeping you & your family in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.
#12 Jackie Wise 2015-05-27 22:40
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to all of you at this time. May God bless all of you.
-Sincerely,
Your former co-workers
Jackie Wise,
Sadie Gallman, &
Dorothy Means
#11 Deb & Derrill Taylor 2015-05-27 20:32
Debra, Cathy, Rose and all the family,
Please accept our condolences. May God grant you all peace and console you during this time of grief.
Thoughts & Prayers for you all, Debra & Derrill
#10 Jewel Oxner 2015-05-27 19:40
Rose, Chuck and family, I was so sorry to hear about Mrs. Ruth passing. She was a very good woman and will
be missed. Your have mine and Clyde's sympathy. We will
remember you in our prayers

Clyde Berry and Jewel Oxner
#9 Becky Harmon Steen 2015-05-27 18:16
So very sorry to hear of Ms. Ruth's passing. Zachary and I were over visiting her one evening last week. We had a very nice visit and enjoyed reminiscing about old times. She was a really sweet person and she and your dad were always so sweet to us when we were growing up. She will really be missed. Prayers and comfort to all of you during this difficult time. Love, Becky, Chris and family
#8 ronnie wicker 2015-05-27 17:48
Sorry to hear about Mrs. Ruth. She was a good lady and she will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#7 Lonnette Turner 2015-05-27 17:43
Debra,Rose,Cath y and family , Just wanted you to know how sorry I was to hear about Ms. Ruth.All of you will be in my prayers.May God give you comfort and strength in the days to come.
#6 Alice Hamby Turner 2015-05-27 17:27
Debra, Rose, Cathy and Family

So sorry to learn of the passing of Ms. Ruth. May the Lord wrap each of you in his loving arms and carry you through the difficult days ahead. Ms Ruth was such a sweet lady and will be missed by many. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
#5 Jo Ann Sligh 2015-05-27 16:59
My prayers and thoughts are with you all during this very difficult time.
Jo Ann
#4 Libby Cook 2015-05-27 16:43
You and your family are in my prayers. So sorry for your loss.
#3 BEVERLY BOULWARE 2015-05-27 16:30
Debra,Jimmy and family;
Rose & Chuck;
Cathy,Frankie and family,
You have my very heart felt sympathy. May you all find comfort, peace and strength from God to help you all through the days ahead. Our Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Beverly, Logan and Bridger Boulware
#2 Pam Branton 2015-05-27 15:28
I'm so sorry for the loss of Miss Ruth. Your family and friends are in my prayers. May you all find peace and comfort in all the days ahead.
#1 Dolly & Wayne Blount 2015-05-27 13:49
To you all I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and grandmother. I have been in your place. It is a heart break that only time will make better. It is something you never get over . As time goes by it gets a little better to live with. My sympathy and prayers are with you all May God bless you all my friends.

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