Mrs. Ricky Gaither Troutman

January 21, 1947January 23, 2017
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HAMPTONVILLE- Mrs. Ricky G. Troutman, 70, went home to be with the Lord on January 23, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.

Born January 21, 1947 in Iredell County, she was the daughter to the late Hugh and Ophelia Campbell Gaither. Mrs. Ricky loved her Lord, her family, and her church family very much. She was a homemaker, enjoyed helping her husband around the farm, and taking care of family and friends. She never met a stranger and was always more concerned about others than herself. Even when she did not feel good herself, she would always go out of her way to help others, even if it was just by holding the door open for them.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brother, Eugene Gaither.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 50 years, Ralph Troutman, children, Melissa Josey and Jamie Troutman; grandchildren, Ashley and Caitlin Josey; great-grandson, Ethan Taylor; brother, Johnny (Sandra) Gaither and twin brother, Mickey Gaither; sister-in-law, Peggy Gaither and nieces, nephews and other family members.

A celebration of Mrs. Ricky's life will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11am at Holly Springs Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall after the burial.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Pam Sholar and staff, Infusion Care Center Staff, Cardiac Rehab Staff, Iredell Nursing Staff, and Iredell Outpatient Rehab Staff for all the love, compassion and hugs they shared with Mrs. Ricky through her fight. Also, to the Gordon Hospice House Staff for the genuine love and care they showed Mrs. Ricky and the family.

In lieu of flowers, we request that donations be made to Gordon Hospice House 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, North Carolina 28625 or Matthew 25 Ministries of Harmony PO Box 206 Harmony, NC 28634.

Online condolences may be left at

Reavis Funeral Home of Harmony is honored to be serving the Troutman Family.



  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, January 28, 2017


  • Gather of Friends

Mrs. Ricky Gaither Troutman

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Johnny & Virginia Bowie

January 30, 2017

Such a dear sweet woman of God. She encouraged me a lot after major surgery, & in my battle with Parkinson's. Her face radiated with the love of Christ. May our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, comfort all friends & family members in the days and weeks ahead. We have HIS promise that we will see her again one day, where there will be no more parting, no tears, and no diseases. Hallelujah! ~ Johnny & Virginia

Kimberly Burton

January 27, 2017

Melissa I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom. Prayers going up for you all.

Scott-Joyce Phillips and family

January 26, 2017

So very sorry for your loss.may God comfort you all at this time.

LiJohnda Dalton

January 25, 2017

Mrs. Ricky always greeted me with the biggest hug and warmest smile. She had such a beautiful spirit. Ralph, Jamie, and Melissa you each have my deepest condolences. Prayers of peace for each of you. With love, LiJohnda Dalton

Jason & Denise Manger

January 25, 2017

Prayers and blessings to Ralph and his family for their loss during this difficult time. We know she was greatly loved and may she rest in the peace of Christ's light always.

Reavis Funeral Home

January 24, 2017

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.