Sunday, June 21, 2009


Mrs. Ruth Michael Shook, age 107, of 2160 Pigeon Roost Road, Banner Elk, died Thursday, June 18, at her home.

Mrs. Shook was born January 29, 1902 in the Matney Community, a daughter of the late Greene and Etta Baird Michael. She was a homemaker and a member of White Rock Baptist Church.

Mrs. Shook is survived by five daughters; Ada Mildred Smith and husband Hade of Banner Elk, Pauline North of College Park, Georgia, and Audrey Rominger of Boone, Belinda Orr and huband Ken of Charlotte, and Joyce Wilson and husband Ken of Silver Spring, Maryland; three sons; Rhonda Shook and wife Gertrude of Millersville, Maryland, Bradley Shook and wife Mabel of Banner Elk, and Errol Shook and wife Patsy of Boone; one daughter-in-law, Mary Shook of Boone. She was also survived by 23 granchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 29 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyle H. Shook; two sons, Larry and Zeb Shook; two sons-in-law, Gentry North and Bill Rominger; one sister, Ada Shook, and one brother, Grady Michael.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Michael Shook will be conducted Saturday afternoon, June 20, 2009, at 2:00 o'clock, at White Rock Baptist Church on Pigeon Roost Road, Banner Elk. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Reverend Earl Carver, Jr. and Reverend Donald Smith. Burial will follow in White Rock Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will recieve friends Friday evening, from 6:30 until 8:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the White Rock Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Mildred Smith, 179 Hade Smith Drive, Banner Elk, North Carolina, 28604.

Online condolences may be sent to the Shook family at
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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