Gaffney, SC – Doris Blanton Ruppe, 98, of 115 Bridges Farm Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Duke Hospice.
Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of the late James F. Ruppe and the daughter of the late Willie Blanton and Floy Harris Blanton. She was a 1940 graduate of Gaffney High School, retired from Timken and enjoyed the beach, especially Ocean Lakes. Mrs. Ruppe was a longtime member of Calvary and currently a member of Cherokee Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving is a son, Ricky Lynn Ruppe (Tammy) of Gaffney; two daughters, Pam Parker (Johnny) of Durham, NC and Penny Harper (William) of Kingsport, TN; seven grandchildren, Angela Poirson (Patrick) of Ocean Springs, MS, Paul Perry (Taylor) of Chesapeake, VA, Thomas Harper of Kingsport, TN, Jennifer Ruppe (David Ziegelheafer), Jamie Ruppe (Nikki) of Gaffney; Ritchie Ruppe of Gaffney and Ryder Ruppe of Gaffney; five great-grandchildren, Ric Poirson (Jennifer Wu) of Gilbert, AZ, Noah Poirson of Ocean Springs, MS, Zack Rogers of Gaffney, Anakin Ruppe of Gaffney and Jenson Ruppe of Gaffney; and a daughter-in-law, Judy Ruppe of Gaffney. Mrs. Ruppe was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Ruppe; two daughters, Sybil Ruppe and Gail Bright; two brothers, Garnel Blanton and Alfred Blanton; and two sisters, Mae Whisenant and Nancy Wallace.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Frederick Memorial Gardens with Reverend Mike Frazier officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Calvary Baptist Church, “Building Fund”, 2929 Cherokee Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340.
The family will be at their respective homes.
An online guest register is available at www.blakelyfuneralhome.com
Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, SC
Published by The Gaffney Ledger on Jul. 12, 2021.