Age: 82 Address: Burnsville Date of Death: Friday, December 14, 2012 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: A native of Yancey County, she was the youngest of 11 children of the late Plato and Mary Young Banks. She was the wife of William Derrick Peake who died in 1995. She was also preceded in death by siblings: Esby, Grace, Clara, Wesley, Helen, Nell and Mary Martha.
After marrying and raising her family in Northern Virginia, she returned to her beloved mountains after the death of her husband. Ruth became an active member in the community and her church Micaville Presbyterian.
She is survived by 4 children: Derrick Peake and wife Mary Ann of Pelion, SC, Judith Marcella and husband Paul of Middletown, CT, Martha Peake of Astana, Kazakhstan and David Peake of Brightwood, VA. Six grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 3 more expected. Two sisters: Frances Taylor and Margaret Griffith of Burnsville, and a brother Drate Banks of Fairfax, VA
Burial will be at 10 A. M. Wednesday in the Banks Cemetery on Bolens Creek.
A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M. Wednesday in the Micaville Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Rev. Pete Peterson will officiate.