Ruth Virginia Haws, 88, of Raleigh, died on February 17, 2015. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard Haws, Sr.
Ruth moved all over the country with her husband while he served in the Air Force, and loved being an Air Force wife. After he retired, they moved to Raleigh in 1966. They soon became members of the newly formed Benson United Methodist Church. She has been a member of Does Drove 168 and the Raleigh Elks Lodge 732 since 1970. Ruth was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Ruth is survived by her children, Sandra Rogers and her husband, Steve, of Branson, MO, Donna Pernell and her husband, Everette, of Wake Forest, NC, Teresa Clawson, of Zebulon, NC, Richard Haws, Jr. and his wife, Diane, of Wake Forest, NC, and Jane Little, of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Tressa Pernell, Shawn Kebel, Tim Kebel, Jennifer Clawson, Richard Haws, III, and Ryan Haws; and five great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 5:00-7:00pm at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC. A service will be held at Mitchell Funeral Home on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 3:00pm. Burial will be private. A gathering for friends will take place at 4:00pm at the lower level of the Elks Lodge, at the corner of Millbrook Rd. and Lead Mine Rd. The family invites everyone to come. Condolences may be made online at www.MitchellatRMP.com