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Mrs. Ruth Dyches  Taylor

Mrs. Ruth Dyches Taylor
  • September 29, 1927 - June 5, 2019
  • Moun Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Donations may be made to:
  • First Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant, "Building Fund"
    681 McCants Drive
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
  • Donations may be made to:
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    537 Long Point Road, #203
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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“Joan & Family, I am so sorry to hear of Ruth passing away. She was a special lady. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May you find...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Amy Edwards - Charleston, SC

“Joan, Nanette and I are thinking of you. Ruth was a wonderful lady. We enjoyed knowing her through the years. We are here for you. Tom MasiNanette...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Tom Masi - Charleston, SC

“Joan, I am so sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. I loved her and knew her for many years. Sorry I cant make it but I'm not feeling well. Love,...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Loretta Edwards - SC

“Joan Dale you were my first friend. I can remember those trips in the dark woods to your house. The outhouse and then the new house with running...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Susan. Young Connolly - SC

“My condolences to the family. Reflect on the happy moments you shared with your loved one. May the God of all comfort give you peace and hope during...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the memories of Ruth touch your heart, and bring you comfort today and love...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.Joe and Paulette Botten ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Paulette Botten - Saint George, SC


8 of 12 | Posted by: Roxy Robinson-Kinsey - Charleston, SC

“So sorry to read of Ruth's passing.There is not a time that I recall when she was not there for all the kids in M P!! My childhood and high school...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Ronnie M. Maddray - Mt.Pleasant, SC

“That is the best obituary I have ever read. Mrs. Taylor was a great friend and had a lovely soul. She was loved by many. We will miss her! ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Yvonne Mills - Friend

“Rest peacefully, Mrs. Taylor. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Ruth was very special to our family.She and my mother were like sisters and even looked like sisters. She will always be remembered as the strong...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Bill Ross - Family


It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Ruth Dyches Taylor on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Ruth was born on September 29, 1927, and was 91 years young. She was the daughter of Mamie Rosier Dyches and John Harold (Brown) Dyches. Ruth was born and raised most of her life in Barnwell, SC. At one point the family moved to Ellenton. Here she graduated from Ellenton High School where she was one of eleven in the graduating class. Not long after graduation, she moved to Charleston to live with her Aunt Carrie. During that time she was introduced to Julian Taylor, a young World War II Navy sailor who was home on leave. It was love at first sight and seven months later, January 12, 1946, they were married. He always said he fell in love with her legs. A daughter, Joan, was born in December and after that they moved to Mt. Pleasant. Another year went by and son, Johnny was born. Ruth and Julian then decided they needed a bigger house. They bought a lot, drew up plans and built this home by themselves. Six years later the family grew again with twins this time. Donald and Ronald were born in 1958.

Ruth and Julian spent almost 69 years as husband and wife. They faced a lot of hardships but battled them together. They loved traveling, boating, fishing, socializing at the various organizations they belonged to and just being together.

Ruth worked as a cashier at Piggly Wiggly, clerk at SCE&G, homemaker and did the books for the family business, Taylor's Texaco Service Station. She was president of the PTA at her childrens' school, band mother, volunteer chaperone for her kids school activities and was always receptive when Joan would call home after a ball game to announce she was bringing a bunch of girls home with her to spend the night.

Ruth belonged to the Homemakers Club, Charleston Rifle Club Ladies Auxiliary where she had served on the board and participated on many committees, and the East Cooper Outboard Motor Club Ladies Auxiliary where she served as president, committee chair and she started the popular annual Spaghetti Supper held each month.

Funeral Services for Ruth Dyches Taylor will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019 in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, 1308 Mathis Ferry Road. The family will greet friends at the Mount Pleasant Chapel on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Joan Dumont and husband, Roger of Mt. Pleasant, SC; her son, Ronald Taylor of Huger, SC; brother, Joe Dyches of Barnwell, SC and eight grandchildren, Shawn Slater (Laurel), Bryan Slater (Lara), Kevin Dumont (Alisha), Ashley Taylor (Anne), Andy Taylor (Brittany), Jason Bolka (Crystal), Shaun Dumont and Jessica Taylor and eight great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian Taylor, her son, Johnny Taylor and her granddaughter, Marcey Jean, her son, Donald Taylor, her daughter-in-law, Teresa Taylor, both parents and her brothers, Ralph Dyches and Gene Dyches.

Many thanks to all of her wonderful caregivers and the staff at Sandpiper Courtyard and the staff at Crescent Hospice.

Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant Building Fund, 681 McCants Drive, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464 or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 537 Long Point Road, Suite 203, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.