Ruth Bess "Maw" Dillingham



BARNARDSVILLE– Ruth Bess “Maw” Dillingham, age 88, of Barnardsville, died Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

Ruth was born August 25, 1930 in Clover, SC and was a resident of Buncombe for most of her life. She attended Carson Chapel Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Myrtle Boone Bess and was also preceded in death by her husband, Claude Daniel Dillingham, Sr. who died in 1974.

Surviving are her daughters, Kay Tweed and husband Gary of Weaverville and Becky Banks and husband Curtis of Barnardsville; son, Claude D. “Bud” Dillingham, Jr. also of Barnardsville; two grandchildren, Adam and Kristen and two great grandchildren, Liam and Noah.

Her funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, September 20, 2018 in the Chapel of West Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Rhinehart officiating. Burial will be in Thomas F. Dillingham Cemetery, Barnardsville. Rev. David Crowder will conduct the graveside rites.
The family will receive friends 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Thursday prior to the funeral at West Funeral Home.

At other times the family will be at the residence.

For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Dillingham’s obituary at