October 12, 1935 ~ June 17, 2023 

Mrs. Ruth Adelaide Thompson Pinyan, 87, of Denton passed away on June 17, 2023, at Randolph Hospice House.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 9, 2023 at The Southern Theater, the temporary location of Siloam Methodist Church located at 18639 N.C. Hwy. 109, Denton. Rev. Scott Davis will officiate at the service.

Mrs. Pinyan was born October 12, 1935, in Guilford County to John Charles (J.C. or Jim) Thompson and Essie Mae Wrenn Thompson. She had worked in Quality Control at A.J. Schneierson & Sons Inc. in Siler City and P.P.G. in Lexington. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Siloam Methodist Church. She was a member of the Denton Lions Club and had been a volunteer with South Davidson Resource Center. She was preceded in death by her first husband, the father of her children, James Eugene Andrews Sr. and her second husband, James Stokes Pinyan. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Lloyd Thompson, Charles Thompson and an infant brother.

She is survived by her son, James Eugene Andrews Jr. and wife Marsha of Siler City; and Beverly Andrews Cunningham and husband Mike of Pinebluff; two grandchildren, Ryan Andrews and Halie Cuningham; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Siloam Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Linda Markham, P.O. Box 404, Denton, N.C.

Cremation services provided by Briggs Funeral Home.

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