Ruth Loretta Spires

November 25, 1939January 10, 2021

Ruth Loretta Spires, 81, of Lexington, SC passed away on January 10, 2021. She was born on November 25, 1939 in Cayce, SC and was the daughter of the late Jesse Willard “Bill” Wise, Sr. and Ruth Louise Williams Wise.

She lived all of her life in Lexington, SC and was a member of Life Springs Worship Center.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph Spires; children, Bobby Glass (Janet), Terry Glass (Cathy), Cheryl Prosser (Kevin), Willie Glass (Kay), and Bryan Spires (Kristie); eleven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; sister, Billie Glover (Clide); brother, JW “Dub” Wise (Carol) and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend their thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers during this time.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on January 14, 2021 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel, 820 West Dunbar Road, West Columbia, SC 29170 with visitation one hour prior to service. Burial will follow at Southland Memorial Gardens, 700 West Dunbar Road, West Columbia, SC 29170.


  • Brent Prosser
  • Lee Glass
  • Rob Glass
  • Terry Glass
  • Bryan Spires
  • James Dennis


  • Visitation one hour prior to service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Burial following the service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021


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Dianne Wise

January 14, 2021

From the start when I was first introduced and later married into the Wise family, Loretta along with the rest of the Wise family made me feel like I had been a part of them forever. Praying God will give you the peace that only comes from Him. Love, Dianne Shuler Wise (Don's Wife)

Rev. & Mrs. H. Larry Jones

January 12, 2021

Our deepest heartfelt sympathy and love goes out to each member of the Spires Family. May God’s comfort, grace and Presence be with each of you. Please be assured of our prayers for you,
Rev. & Mrs. H. Larry Jones, Pastors
St. Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church
Swansea1, South Carolina

Linda Wilson

January 12, 2021

She always brought a smile to my face. She made the the best hunnimgbird cake.
We shared our joy and sorrows with each other. I loved to hear her stories about her mother and her sister.
She loved the wings from Chinese American. She, Joe and James enjoyed each other’s wing time.
We were Men’s Ministry widows. We talked alot while they were gone to help others.
She loved her family beyond measure. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.