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Ruth Wilkerson (Plemmons) Sigmon

July 1, 1931 ~ June 5, 2020 (age 88)

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Ruth Plemmons Wilkerson Sigmon, age 88, of Lake Lure, NC went to be with the Lord Friday, June 5, 2020 at Lifecare Center in Hendersonville, NC.


Mrs. Sigmon was born July 1, 1931 in Madison County, NC to the late Kelly Plemmons and Emma Nix Plemmons.  She was a member of Montford Cove Baptist Church for 73 years.  She taught Sunday school and Bible School and was the organist for over 50 years.  Mrs. Sigmon’s love for music started at a very young ageand was encouraged by her father.  She began music lessons when she was in elementary school and continued for years.  Mrs. Sigmon sang with the Marion Chapter of Sweet Adelines, as well as The Old Fort Chorus.  She also provided the music for many friends and family members weddings and memorial services throughout her life.  Mrs. Sigmon passed her love for music down to her children and grandchildren, encouraging their involvement with any form of music.  She was also very involved in the Montford Cove Community Club and the White House Community Club.  Mrs. Sigmon worked as the Assistant Manager for Sears Roebuck & Co. for 25 years, until she retired.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her first husband, Vergie Wilkerson and her second husband, Arnold Sigmon.


Those left behind to cherish Mrs. Sigmons’s memory are five children, Shirley Killough (Reggie) of Daytona Beach, FL, Gene Wilkerson (Freda) of Central, SC, Larry Wilkerson (Glenda) of Morganton, NC, Jerry Wilkerson (Becky) of Central, SC and Sharon Lou Shellenberger (Dennis) of Lake Lure, NC; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


A funeral service to celebrate Mrs. Sigmon’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Montford Cove Baptist Church with her grandson, Rev. Jeremy Wilkerson, and Pastor Shawn Berryhill officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 


Flowers are welcome or those wishing to make a donation in Mrs. Sigmon’s memory are asked to consider, Montford Cove Baptist Church, 4920 Cove Road

Union Mills, North Carolina 28167.


Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


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Funeral Service
June 10, 2020

2:00 PM
Montford Cove Baptist Church
4920 Cove Road
Union Mills, North Carolina 28167


Montford Cove Baptist Church
4920 Cove Road, Union Mills NC 28167

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