Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Ruth “Mamaw” Byrum Winchester

Ruth “Mamaw” Byrum Winchester, 91, of Stanfield, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at her home. Funeral services for Mrs. Winchester will be held at 11am on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Loves Grove United Methodist Church in Stanfield with Rev. Jim White officiating. Visitation will be held from 10-11am prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at Harrison United Methodist Church in Pineville at 2pm.

Born October 7, 1928 in Guilford County, Ruth was the daughter of the late Blanche Smoot Byrum and Olin Steele Byrum. She was a member at Loves Grove United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Winchester is survived by her daughters Pamela Morgan (Larry) of Lexington, and Fran Robinson of Stanfield; son-in-law George Lepper of Stanfield; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; brother Harold Byrum of Belmont; sister Muriel Yarborough of Jefferson, SC. She is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Jerry Winchester; daughter Deborah Lepper; brothers Horace Byrum and Olin Byrum, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America at www.hdsa.org

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Locust is serving the Winchester family.


  • Perry Kell Smith Posted October 14, 2019 1:54 pm

    So sorry to hear the loss of your mom and sister. Wonderful memories of your family. Prayers and sympathy for all.
    James and Perry Kell Smith

  • Janet Smith King Posted October 15, 2019 12:27 pm

    Pam, I am heartbroken to hear about the loss of your sister and your dear sweet mother. My love and prayers for you and Fran and all your families…. God bless you all.

  • Jane Darnell (Pineville ) Posted October 15, 2019 1:46 pm

    So sorry ! I loved this lady !! So thoughtful and caring ! I would go into the bank (Pineville) just to say hello to her ! Always a sweet word to everyone .
    Love and Prayers for all

  • Barbara Hall Posted October 15, 2019 3:04 pm

    It is so sad that the Lower Providence community has lost two of its finest people. The Winchester family will always remain a part of my childhood memories. Rest in eternal peace.

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