Ruth Little, 93, of Hayesville, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 at her residence. She was a native of New York City, but had lived in Connecticut before moving to Clay County four years ago. She was a retired salesperson working for Gertz Department Store in Hicksville, N.Y. She was a member of the Congregational Church of Salem in Salem, Conn. Ruth enjoyed going to the Clay County Senior Center.
She was the daughter of the late Ludwig and Elizabeth Petry Hebeler and the wife of the late Henry George Little, who died Oct. 4, 1983. She was also preceded in death by a son, Daniel Little; and two brothers, Eugene and Louie Hebeler.
Surviving are two daughters, Carol J. Mascali and husband, Roger, of Hayesville, and Christine Lindo and husband, Horace, of Oakdale, Conn.; a son, Russell Little and wife, Evelyn, of Spring Hill, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 30 at Vernon C. Wagner Funeral Home in Hicksville, N.Y. The interment was in Pinelawn Memorial Park in East Farmingdale, N.Y.
The family received friends from 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30 at the Vernon C. Wagner Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Ruth Little to the Good Shepherd Hospice, 125 Medical Park Lane, Suite H, Murphy, NC 28906.
Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville: www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com was in charge of local arrangements.