On November 17,2020, Ruby A. Runion-Kelley (nee Ayers) passed away at age 94. She was born in Little Rock Creek, Mitchell County, North Carolina and was a prior resident of Spring Grove, PA. She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Fannie Woody Ayers and the beloved wife of the late Jacob B. Runion and the late Fred T. Kelley; devoted mother of Brenda C. Ferguson-Blondheim and husband James, and James D. Runion and wife Lorie (nee Doll);; loving grandmother of Richard Ferguson Jr., Robert Ferguson and wife Andrea, Benjamin Runion and wife Nacale and Jessica Runion; cherished great grandmother of four great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren, and the late great great grandchild Amaya Robinson; and dear sister of C.H. Ayers Jr; Ruby is also survived by many other family members and friends. In addition to her parents and great great grandchild, she was preceded in death by her brother, Burke Ayers and her sister, Evelyn Ayers Garland.
Ruby was a faithful Christian and served in the church as a Sunday school teacher and held the office of treasure. She was a present member of Perry Hall Baptist Church and former member of Oakview Baptist Church and Roan Valley Baptist.
Family and friends are invited to gather at Henline-Hughes Funeral Home on Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 10 to 11 am. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in the Roan Valley Cemetery, in Bakersville, NC. Memorial donations may be made in Ruby's honor to Samaritans Purse by going to www.samaritanspurse.org. Condolences may be left for the family at www.schimunekfuenralhomes.com.
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