Ruth Pless Guffey, 90, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016, at Gordon Hospice House, Statesville, NC. She was born in Mooresville on March 4, 1926, to the late George & Rena Brotherton Pless. In addition to her parents, Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Roy C. Guffey, Jr.; sister, Ruby P. Holland; brother, George T. Pless, Jr.; grandson, Jason Royce Canipe. A homemaker, Ruth was a member of the Eastern Star for 60 years. She was a member of ADAH Chapter #258 and a member of Central United Methodist Church. Ruth is survived by her daughter, JoAnn Guffey Canipe & husband, Doug; son, Wayne Guffey & wife, Judy; sister, Blanche P. Lambert; grandsons, Greg Guffey & wife, Kim Barnes, Toby Canipe & wife, Dawnn Dollar-Canipe; granddaughter, Krista Guffey & husband, Michael Poisson; great grandchildren, Greg Poisson, Evan Barnes Guffey and Eleanor Elizabeth Guffey and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 15, at 1:00 PM at Glenwood Memorial Park with Alan Johnson officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Ruth's life be honored with memorials to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625, Central United Methodist Church Youth Fund, 214 N. Academy St., Mooresville, NC 28115 or by giving of time to an elderly person. The family thanks the staff of Gordon Hospice House and Dr. Pam Sholar and staff. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Ruth Guffey. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com .
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