The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


December 22, 2013

Ruth Davis

Sunday, December 22, 2013 — Ruth Ann Phillips Davis, 71, of Calabash, formerly of Anson and Stanly counties, passed away Saturday afternoon, December 14, 2013 at Seacoast Hospital, Little River, S.C.

A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Norwood.  The family welcomed friends after the service.

Mrs. Davis was born September 17, 1942 in Anson County to the late Henry Ray Phillips and Sadie Mae Allen Phillips.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert Mitchell Duke and brother, Tommy Phillips.

She is survived by her sons, Thomas Scott Duke of Delco; Eric Dale Duke and wife Lori of Oak Ridge, Tenn. and daughter, Patricia Marie Duke of Myrtle Beach, S,C,; sister, Elizabeth Allen and husband, Lennox of Albemarle; grandchildren, Justin, Chasen, Tyler and Dylan Duke, Tommy, Shannon and Tracey Duke and Melissa Duke and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are made to:  National Stroke Association, 9707 E. Easter Lane, Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112.

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