August 1, 1929 - April 2, 2019
Ruth Cheeks Moss, 89, of 1149 Burton Drive Danville departed this life on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Sovah Danville after a decline in health for the past five years. Ruth was born in Smyth County, VA on August 1, 1929 a daughter of the late Gilbert Sprinkle Cheeks and Hilda Clear Cheeks. Ruth was raised by Colonel Alfonzo Cook and Thelma Clear Cook; she graduated from Saltville High School and later Radford College. Ruth taught school in Marion, VA, Charlotte, NC, and Portsmouth, VA prior to moving to Danville where she taught at Woodrow Wilson, Robert E. Lee and George Washington High School retiring after 30 years of service. She was an active member of Vandola Baptist Church where she served as Clerk, Vacation Bible School Director, and taught Sunday school for a number of years. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society. On November 22, 1950 she married, Norman Robert Moss, who died on March 2, 2002. Survivors include her daughter and caregiver, Robin W. Moss ( Aubrey); a son, Ronald Wade Moss (Pat); a daughter-in-law, Maxine S. Moss; a brother, Bob Kent (Gayle); a sister, Doris C. Frazier; four grandchildren, Robert “Robbie” W. Moss, Jr. (Wendy), Dana Renee Moss, Jody Gary Burton, Jason Wayne Burton (Brandi); six great-grandchildren, Jakob Harville (Courtney), Kayla Harville, Emily Moore, Colin Moore, Kenny Burton, Kylee Burton; and two great-great grandchildren, Haven Alderson, Fulsom Harville. In addition to her husband, a son, Robert Wayne “Buster” Moss Sr., predeceased her. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Vandola Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Scott Bortz, Mr. Mike Kent, and Mr. Glen Hudson. Interment will follow in Danville Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel and at the residence at other times. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Vandola Baptist Church 1950 Vandola Church Rd Danville, VA 24541 or to Bachelors Hall Fire Dept. 1301 Berry Hill Rd Danville, VA 24541. The family would like to think the staff of Roman Eagle Rehab 2, Sovah Danville 6A floor and Commonwealth Home Health Care for their care of Ruth for the past year. Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel is serving the Moss family.
Ruth Cheeks Moss, 89, of 1149 Burton Drive Danville departed this life on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Sovah Danville after a decline in health for the past five years. Ruth was born in Smyth County, VA on August 1, 1929 a daughter of the late... View Obituary & Service Information
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