Ruth Cook Dayton

Wednesday, September 12, 1934 - Saturday, June 8, 2019

A Virtuous Woman

Photo of Ruth Cook Dayton  - 1934-2019

Canton -Ruth Alice Cook Dayton, age 84, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family and God’s Heavenly angels.

Ruth was born September 12, 1934 in Jackson County and was the daughter of the late Ben Cook and the late Pearl Hooper Cook.  Mrs. Dayton had made her home in Haywood County most of her life and she was loved by everyone blessed to know her. Her faith was an important part of Ruth’s life. She was a dedicated member of Beulah Baptist Church where she had served as the chairperson of the church food pantry, always having a great concern and compassion for those who may need a helping hand. Ruth was a member of the church choir, a beloved nursery, and Sunday School Teacher and had proudly served on various committees in her church. Mrs. Dayton dedicated her life to her Lord and her church and her cherished presence will be deeply missed by her church family. Ruth enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable garden and she delighted everyone by sharing her knowledge of “canning” by teaching classes to friends and also family members.  Ruth loved her family dearly and she always placed the needs of others before herself.  In the words of her family, “We will always remember her as one of God’s virtuous women.” Let us give thanks for the beautiful life of Ruth Cook Dayton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Eva Mae Rogers and Eleanor Phillips and brothers, Ed Cook and J.B. Cook.

Surviving are her loving and devoted husband of 68 years, Bill Dayton of Canton; a son, Michael Dayton and his wife, Pam of Canton; grandchildren, Rusty Dayton of Inman, SC and Ashley Owen   and Jonathan of Brevard; great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Titus Owen; sisters, Mary Helen Pressley of Canton and Ella “Sis” Rhodarmer and Tom of Canton; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Beulah Baptist Church. Pastor Barry Clark will be officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in Locust Field Cemetery in Canton.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Dayton’s memory to Beulah Baptist Church Food Bank, 483 Sunset Circle, Canton, NC 28716.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Dayton family.

Condolences from family and friends

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Mike, We are sincerely sorry for the loss of your Mother and send our deepest condolences. May God give you comfort and strength during this time of sorrow. We are all thinking about you and are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Pisgah Class of 76
Mike, I send my deepest sympathy in the passing of your Mother. May the Lord grant you peace and comfort during this time. Sending many prayers to you!
Cheryl Summey
We are so sorry for your loss. We all loved her. She was so kind to our family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Anthony,Jodie, Eli, & Olivia Kirchhoff
My thoughts and prayers are with Bill and the entire family.Love you all!
Vanessa Higgins Sitton(Martha Jean's youngest)
Our heart goes out to the Dayton family for the loss of Ruth. We loved her very much. May GOD bless all of you.
Johnny + Nina Trantham
To Ruth's family, she was a wonderful woman and has helped me many times I was I need, no matter how big or how small. Heaven trully gained an angel. I'm sorry for your lost.
Michelle Sheppard
Many prayers to the family. What a blessing it has been to know such a Godly woman. She has been such An inspiration to many! Much love from Knoxville!
Ronda Davis and Ezra Wyatt
So sorry for the loss of a great Godly lady! Always loved her at church and when I would see her out in stores! She was so good to my kids in nursery and Sunday school! Prayers for all the family during this time.
Ginger Jones
Bill and Mike, I send my condolences to you and your families on the passing of Ruth. She will certainly be missed and was a wonderful lady. I thought a lot of Ruth. Bud
James "Bud" Brown
Bill and the rest of the family. David and I send our deepest condolences. Ruth was a special lady. We were privileged to know her and you. GOD bless you and give you peace and comfort. You are in our prayers. Love you.
Dsvid & Kathey Henderson
We were truly blessed to know this beautiful precious lady. We loved her dearly and she will forever be in our hearts. The family is in our thoughts and prayers today and the days to come, till we meet again love you Ruth love Kim & Keith Freeman, Cole Allen and Justin Freeman.
Kimberly Freeman
Love and Prayers to all the family. We know that Ruth is rejoicing in Heaven...
Sheila and Jack Patton
We are sorry for your loss. Ruth was very much loved and respected. She will be missed.
Suzanna and Ronnie Allen
So sorry to hear of your mothers passing Mike. Prayers and blessings during this difficult time for you and your family.
Shelly May-Hawkins
Words can't express all the love and appreciation we have for Ruth and all of the Dayton family. She was such a blessing to me & it's hard to believe she won't be at Beulah when we come to church. I am so sorry we won't get to be at the service but we are in Pensacola doing work at the house here. Just remember you all are in our thoughts & prayers. I am sure Mom & Dad welcomed her to heaven.
Jim & Susan Kyle Taylor
Our deepest sympathy and condolences at this time of loss. I rejoice in the blessing of having Ruth to help raise me (literally) and guide me in my early walk with our Lord. Ruth has always been and will continue to be my inspiration and example of a Godly Woman. Our prayers are lifted for you, Bill & Mike and the entire family. Proverbs 31:30 KJV - Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Kay (Jenkins) & Gary Fox