Ella Ruth Frye passed away into Glory to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 8:20 a.m. on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018, at Courtland Terrace Nursing Home in Gastonia, N.C. The celebration service of her life will be at 2:00 p.m. June 25 at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Ridge Road in Columbus with Ron Delgado officiating. There will be a fellowship time one hour before the service. She was an amazing, godly woman and a true disciple of Christ. Many people are the direct fruit of her walk and intercession. She will be a memorial to many of us who knew her. Ella Ruth was born on September 15, 1918, to the late Samuel H. Maughan and Bertie Wells Maughan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Frye, Sr.; son, Wallace David Frye; and six siblings. She is survived by her daughters, Donna Smith (Don) of Gastonia, N.C. and Wanda Short of Keeling, VA; son, Boyce Frye (Jeanna) of Columbus; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Any gifts or donations in her honor should be made to David Wilkerson ministries that started Teen Challenge and Samaritan Purse under Franklin Graham ministries.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on June 16, 2018
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