Ruby (Melton) Philbeck, 96

Born: Sun., Sep. 26, 1920
Died: Fri., Dec. 16, 2016


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sat., Dec. 17, 2016
Location: Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Dec. 18, 2016
Location: Salem United Methodist Church

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Mrs. Ruby Melton Philbeck, 96, of Bostic, died Friday, December 16, 2016 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill. She was born on September 26, 1920.
Ruby was the widow of Miles S. Philbeck, Sr., and was the daughter of the late Kenneth Melton and wife Nannie Mae Freeman Melton. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Nan Hayes; a brother, Norris Melton; and her two sisters, Betty Jean Melton and Ginger Harrison.  She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and a former member of Avondale UMC. She was a graduate of the Sunshine High School Class of 1938. She was President of her senior class and voted "Most Beautiful", she was also "Miss Sunshine" at one time. Ruby was a devoted wife and mother and caregiver to other family members.  
She is survived by her son, Miles Philbeck of Chapel Hill; and her granddaughter, Saundra Hayes of Cornelius; and her son-in-law, Tommy Hayes of Miller's Creek.
The Funeral will be conducted at 2:00 pm Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Salem United Methodist Church. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. The Rev. Melinda Penry will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers are Bruce Hamrick, Lawrence White, Andy Hollifield, Frank Greene, William Green, Kevin Harrison, and Bob Billingsley.
The Visitation will be from 5 pm until 7 pm Saturday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service.
The family respectfully requests that friends direct memorials to an organization of their own choosing.
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Carolyn Greene Hardin
   Posted Sat December 17, 2016
Ms Ruby was a special lady. Please allow the special memories to be your comfort. Prayers for peace and comfort.

Kay Price Whittemore, Heather and Brandon
   Posted Mon December 19, 2016
Dear Miles, Jr.,
Ms. Ruby was a wonderful friend and neighbor for many years. She always expressed love, concern and was a great encourager. We are thinking of you and praying for you during this time.

Ray & Kathy Schafer
   Posted Mon December 19, 2016
Miles: We did not learn of "Miss Ruby's" passing until yesterday afternoon. She was a wonderful lady who left us with a lot of memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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