Ruth (Austin) Brown

January 21, 1938 ~ February 5, 2021 (age 83)

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Ruth Brown, 83, stepped into heaven on Friday, February 5, 2021, with her family by her side, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. 

Ruth was a native of Edwardsville, AL, but made Robbinsville her home for 47 years where she raised her family with her best friend and love of her life for 65 years, Scooter Brown.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Bessie Austin. 

She leaves behind her husband, Scooter Brown, her daughters and their families, Yvette and Chip Carringer, Robbinsville, NC, Yvonne and David Foster, Statesville, NC, and Alicia and Rick Parham, Robbinsville, NC, and her aunt and loving friend, Polly Walker.  Her grandchildren are Taylor Carringer and his wife, Mandi, Tucker Carringer and his wife, Shannon, Carson Foster, Carrie Foster, Brylee Parham, and Baylee Parham.  Ruth has two beautiful great grandchildren, Clara Ruth Carringer and Joel Everett Carringer.  Also celebrating Ruth’s life are her lifelong friend and “adopted” daughter, Karen Maynard, along with her companion and caregiver, Donna George, as well as several other loving caregivers. 

Ruth was a member of Robbinsville First Baptist Church where she served in the Children’s Nursery and Sunday School, and the Hospitality Committee for many years.  Ruth had a servant’s heart and was always behind the scenes loving babies and children and serving in any way she could.  Her truest love was her husband, her family and her friends.  Her sweet spirit and servant’s heart will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her. 

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, February 8, 2021 at Old Mother Cemetery.  Reverend Noah Crowe will officiate.   

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Ruth’s memory to Graham County Senior Center, Meals on Wheels, 12 North Main Street, Robbinsville, NC  28771.   

Due to the risk of exposure to COVID 19, face coverings and social distancing are required by those attending the graveside service. 

Townson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Brown family.  An online register is available at www.townson-smithfuneralhome.com. 

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Graveside Service
February 8, 2021

1:00 PM
Old Mother Church Cemetery

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