Ruth K. Brister


First Posted: 3/26/2008

Ruth K. Brister, 90, passed away on March 13 at the Shaire Center Nursing Home in Lenoir NC. Ruth was born Aug. 11 1917 to Alma and Rexford Kimble of Clarks Green. She lived most of her life in the Clarks Green, La Plume and Dalton areas until 2005 when she moved to Lenoir, NC to be near her son Joe Brister and family. She graduated from Clarks Summit High School and was a member of Dalton United Methodist Church. Ruth retired from the Ship and Shore Clothing Factory in Nicholson and was later employed by the Dalton Pharmacy for several years before officially retiring from the work force. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Fred J. Brister; a son, David Brister; a sister, Francis Davis; a brother, Robert Brister and a great-granddaughter, Lenae Shae Goodman. Survivors include her son Joe Brister and wife Pat of Lenoir, NC; daughter-in-law Sharon Brister, Sister Marion Hardy both of Clarks Summit, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Memorial services were to be held March 25 at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S State St., Clarks Summit. Interment, private at the convenience of the family, in Clarks Green Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Association. To sign the online guest book visit

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