Ruth R. Whitlaw (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral Services for Mrs. Ruth R. Whitlaw, 96, of Whitlaw's Road, North Augusta, SC, who entered into rest May 18, 2010, will be conducted Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Posey Funeral Chapel. Rev. Jerry T. Matthews officiating. Interment in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Whitlaw was a native of Pageland, South Carolina, having made North Augusta her home for the past 64 years. She was the wife of the late Mr. Ben Whitlaw and a member of the First Baptist Church of North Augusta, the Hope Sunday School Class, the Sheffield Club, North Augusta Historical Society and the South Carolina Retired Teachers Association. Mrs. Whitlaw graduated from Winthrop College and began her teaching career in 1938 at the Warrenville Grammar School; during World War II, she returned to Pageland to teach school and retired from the North Augusta School District in 1975. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Lynn Whitlaw, Columbus, MS; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lois and John Morgan, North Augusta, Margaret and Jim Gordon, Clarks Hill and Dale and Glenn Bridges, North Augusta; three sisters, Dot Barnwell, Burlington, NC, Faye Drury, Akron, OH and Janice Houston, Louisburg, NC; seven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Hope Sunday School Class and the Sheffield Club. Active Pallbearers will be Ben Morgan, Dan Morgan, Joe Morgan, Travis Bridges, Grady Whitlaw and Daniel Whitlaw. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this Thursday evening from 6 until 8. Memorials may be made to the Ruth Whitlaw Memorial Fund for Pleasant Grove Campground, 2332 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30904. Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry online at . Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-May 20, 2010