Ruth Plummer Harvey, 81, passed away peacefully at her home on June 22, 2020, surrounded by her family.
Ruth was born and raised in Rugby, Virginia. She was one of 13 children. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cole and Ruby Ashley Plummer, and multiple brothers and sisters.
Ruth is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Daniel B. Harvey, of Woodbine. Ruth is also survived by one daughter, Jan Sprinkle of Kingsland; two grandchildren, Dusty (Stacy) Bard of Dobson, North Carolina, and Amber (Jacob) Coleman of Woodbine; and five great-grandchildren, Drew Bard, Daniel Bard, Taylor Coleman, Tucker Coleman and Jake (aka Jakers) Coleman. Ruth is also survived by three sisters, Darlene Marshall of Madison, North Carolina, Ellen (Ray) Brewer of Troutdale, Virginia, and Colene Plummer of Troutdale, Virginia; two brothers, Bobby (Carla) Plummer and Roger (Lorraine) Plummer, both of Troutdale, Virginia; one brother-in-law, Bill Mooney of Madison, North Carolina; one sister-in-law, Bonita Plummer of Lawsonville, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.
Ruth always loved spending time outside gardening or fishing. She was well-known for her green thumb and could out fish the best fishermen. Her passion was her grandchildren — they were the light of her life. She was an exceptional cook and no one ever left her house hungry. She will be greatly missed and deeply cherished.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Harrietts Bluff First Baptist Church in Woodbine. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles. The family would like to extend a warm thank you to everyone at Hospice of the Golden Isles and Camden Healthcare Associates as well as Sally Bennett, FNP, Dr. Herman Levy, and everyone involved in her care.