Ruth Brandon

Ruth Elynne Deaver Brandon

Thursday, September 9th, 1926 - Monday, April 27th, 2020
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Ruth Elynne Deaver Brandon, 93, of Black Mountain, passed away April 27, 2020. She was born September 9, 1926 in Haywood County, NC to the late William Lonnie Deaver and Allie Elizabeth Goodson Deaver. She, with husband, Lawrence, owned the Black Mountain Hardware Company, Inc. and Brandon’s Gifts for over 55 years. She was an alderman on the Black Mountain Board of Aldermen for 16 years. She loved her family and her town and loved working in the gift shop on State Street and was a member of the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence J. Brandon; and son, Kerry D. Brandon. She is also preceded in death by sisters, Mary Massey, Celia Boucher, and Debbie Smith; and brothers, Samuel, Horace, Jack, Artis, and James Deaver.

Surviving are sons, Ronald Brandon, Portland, OR, David Brandon and Kevin Brandon (Arlene), both of Black Mountain, NC; three granddaughters, Kelly Brandon Gardner (Greg), Roswell, GA, Allie Brandon, Charlotte, NC, and Cecilia Brandon, Columbia, SC; great-granddaughter, Riley Gardner; and great grandson, Chase Gardner. Also surviving are three sisters, Hazel Steinsiek, Tulsa, OK, Omega Cambell, Livermore, CA, and Palmera Deaver, Lincoln, CA; brother, Ronnie Deaver (Janice), Appling, GA, and many loving nieces and nephews.

No service is planned at this time. Private burial will be with husband, Lawrence J. Brandon, in the NC Veteran’s Cemetery in Black Mountain.

Memorials may be made to Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 117 Montreat Rd., Black Mountain, NC 28711.
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Barry & Susan Robinson

Posted at 06:09pm
We send our deepest sympathy to each of you in her family. Ruth did so much for the town and was a good neighbor to us at the hardware store. Her presence has been missed downtown over the last couple of years.

Pam Long

Posted at 08:46am
I am very sorry to hear about Mrs. Brandon. She was a kind lady and well respected for all she has done over the years for the community. Your family has always held a special place in my heart. RIP Mr. & Mrs. Brandon, RIP are missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Pam Weatherford Long

Rick and Malorie McGinnis

Posted at 10:17am
Our deepest condolences to the entire family. So many happy memories growing up with Kevin and Kerry, from playing basketball in their driveway to all of those little league baseball games, against and with! Prayers to your entire family.

Bob Milner

Posted at 03:57pm
Ruth was always very nice to me. My sincere condolences.

judy anderson

Posted at 03:06pm
Such a sweet lady, very much missed----.xoxo Judy Anderson and sons

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