Ruth M. Waiden, age 89, was promoted to glory to be with God on Wednesday morning, August 6, 2008. Mrs. Waiden was born in Franklin County to the late Felix and Bessie Edwards May on November 14, 1918. Mrs. Waiden was the retired owner of City Lunch Café and a longtime member of Franklinton Baptist Church.
Loved by all who knew her for her caring heart, Mrs. Waiden will be greatly missed by her family, her friends and her beloved cat, Fonzarelli.
Mrs. Waiden is survived by her sons: Clyde L. Waiden, Jr. and wife, Sharon, of Franklinton; Gene Waiden and wife, Linda, of Youngsville; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; special friends, Nancy Price and Pearl Ellington; and caregivers, Charles and Teresa Horton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde L. Waiden, Sr. and her daughter, Olivia Fay Timberlake.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, August 9, 2008, from Franklinton Baptist Church with her son, Rev. Clyde L. Waiden, Jr. and Rev. David Averette presiding. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery.
Friends may visit Friday evening from 7:00-9:00 PM at Franklin Funeral Service, 504 E. Mason St. in Franklinton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Franklinton Baptist Church, 102 W. Mason Street, Franklinton, NC 27525 or to the S.P.C.A. of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603.
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Franklin Funeral Service is assisting the Waiden family.