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Ruth Amelia Praylow

January 3, 1957 ~ February 3, 2021 (age 64)

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Ruth Amelia Praylow

Ridge Spring, SC:  Ruth Amelia Praylow, of 313 Spring Street, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at her home.

She was born January 3, 1957, in Saluda, SC, daughter of the late Annie Louise Moore Praylow and the late E. T. Praylow. She was a high school graduate of Hollywood School. She was of Baptist Faith.  

Ruth was married to David Hopkins. To this union three sons were born. Her job was to train up these three kings to be respectful and manner able men which she took very seriously. Her caring nature led her to pursue a job as a Nurse Aide at the Saluda Nursing Center, before acquiring a job at Graniteville Company. She later became employed by Milliken in Johnston, SC. The job she most loved was being a mom and homemaker. Ruth had a passion for gardening and baking. She loved her flowers and an avid fisherman. 

Ruth will be missed by many. She was a loving mother, grandmother, trusted friend and a tender caregiver.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sons, Sinclair and Avis Hopkins and brother, George Henry Praylow.

She leaves to cherish her memories; her devoted son, Timothy (Natasha) Hopkins of Aiken, SC; brother, Alfornia (Betty) Praylow of Saluda, SC; one grandchild, Alexis Hopkins, Aiken, SC; two nieces, Phyllis (Gregory) Etheredge and Nicole Praylow and nephew, Al J. Praylow all of Saluda, SC; uncles, aunts; three brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law; and a host of other relatives and sorrowing friends.

She will forever be remembered as that person who always came to help care for the sick and lend a helping hand when someone was in need.

The family is at their respective homes. 

The family thanks all of you for your kind deeds shown to them during this difficult time in their lives. They solicit your continued prayers that God will continue to strengthen them. Thank you and may God bless all of you.

Please be mindful of the Covid-19 guidelines and practice social distancing and wear a mask when visiting or attending the services.

Butler and Sons Funeral Home is assisting the Praylow Family.


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February 8, 2021

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Butler and Sons Funeral Home Chapel
306 N. Bouknight Ferry Raod
Saluda, South Carolina 29138

Celebration of Life
February 9, 2021

12:00 PM
Butler and Sons Funeral Home Chapel
306 N. Bouknight Ferry Raod
Saluda, South Carolina 29138

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