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Ruth "Ruthie" Grant Harris

Sarah Ruth "Ruthie" Grant Harris died in Greenwood, SC, on August 9, 2016, due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease.

She was the daughter of Eunice Minyard Grant and Rupert Carl Grant and was born in The Nation Community of Abbeville County. She was a graduate of Abbeville High School and Erskine College and was a long-time resident of South Main Street in Abbeville.

With her late husband Henry Graham Harris, she was a charter member of the Abbeville Cotillion Club; and she was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church in Abbeville.

Ruthie was a gifted designer, and she created dance costumes, bridesmaids' dresses, and wedding gowns for several generations of Abbevillians. She shared her talents decorating sets for the Abbeville Community Theater at Chestnut Street and the Opera House. She was a gracious hostess.

Mrs. Harris is survived by her son Henry Grant Harris of the home and nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, their son John Andrew Harris III, her parents, and her brother, Robert Grant.

Internment will take place at a later date. Mrs. Harris's wished no service or visitation to be held. Friends are asked to respect her wishes to allow the family privacy.

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Dear Grant, I have been behind for a while now, so busy, but I want to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. We loved your mom and all of you. Take care of yourself, you are in our prayers. Sandy and Harby

HARBY WILLIAMS Aug 27 2016 12:00 AM

So many precious memories of a gracious, warm and wonderful lady - thanks, Ruthie, for all the scrambled eggs in your kitchen in the wee hours.

Marian Milks Aug 16 2016 12:00 AM

"Here's to absent friends," she always said when we gathered. That person has been absent for some time, but she will be present in my memories forever.

Rose-Marie E. Williams Aug 11 2016 12:00 AM