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Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park

2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, NC

OBITUARY

Shirley Rae Ruffin Fogle

November 29, 1939August 31, 2019

Her Greatest Accomplishments in Life was Her Family....

Shirley Rae Barrentine Ruffin Fogle, age 79, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday ~ August 31, 2019 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, North Carolina . Shirley was a born again Christian who greatly loved her Lord and Savior. She was a devout KJV Baptist. Shirley loved her daughters and family unconditionally above anything else on earth. Her family is going to miss her cooking, shopping, setting the example and standards of life with them, but most importantly, they will miss being able to call her up on the phone and talking to her. Her daughters will always remember that she was always dressed to the “T” and smelled wonderful and always had her hair and nails well styled and manicured. On the outside, Shirley had a strong, classy and sassy demeanor about herself, but on the inside, she was a humble, giving lady to all who knew her. She was a proud member of the York Rescue Squad for many years. One of Shirley's favorite daytime pleasures was watching the Young and Restless. She is going to missed dearly by her family and friends.

Those left behind to cherish Shirley's memories and carry on her legacy are her five daughters and sons in law: Sharon and Buckie Robert Matthews of Georgia, Kathy and Bobby Goforth of Clover, South Carolina, Clara Painter of Gastonia, North Carolina, Henrietta and Gerry English of Charleston, South Carolina, Wendy and Peter Braswell of El Paso, Texas; twelve grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; three sisters.

Shirley was the daughter of the late Staley Barrentine and Carrie McDonald Barrentine. Along with her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her two husbands, Henry Ruffin who passed away in 1986 and Ralph Fogle who passed away in 2005, one son in law: David Painter, one sister and five brothers.

A private inurnment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to Lake Wylie Assisted Living, 4877 Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie, South Carolina 29710.

Expressions of love and fond memories may be made on Shirley's guestbook at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com

Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is compassionately serving the family of Shirley Rae Ruffin Fogle.

  • FAMILY

  • Sharon Matthews, Daughter
  • Buckie Robert Matthews, Son-in-law
  • Kathy Goforth, Daughter
  • Bobby Goforth, Son-in-law
  • Clara Painter, Daughter
  • David Painter, Son in law Deceased
  • Henrietta English, Daughter
  • Gerry English, Son-in-law
  • Wendy Braswell, Daughter
  • Peter Braswell, Son-in-law
  • Henry Ruffin, Husband Deceased 1986
  • Ralph Fogle, Husband Deceased 2005
  • Staley Barrentine, Father Deceased
  • Carrie McDonald Barrentine, Mother Deceased
  • Shirley was also survived by twelve grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren, three sisters and one brother.

    Shirley was the daughter of the late Staley Barrentine and Carrie McDonald Barrentine. Along with her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her two husbands, Henry Ruffin who passed away in 1986 and Ralph Fogle who passed away in 2005, one son in law: David Painter, one sister and four brothers.

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Sharon Matthews

September 4, 2019

My mother was one of a kind in class style and always carried herself with pride there will never be another Shirley Rae Barrentine Ruffin that is how I will always remember her.She was my mother and my friend I will miss you mom and hope to be half the woman you were.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY