Ruby Ferrell Terry Smith, 81, of Ellerbe, N.C., passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital in Rockingham.
She was born in Richmond County on Nov. 6, 1931. She was the daughter of Hamilton Marvin and Pearlie Jenkins Terry.
She was a graduate of Ellerbe High School, class of 1950. She was a lifelong, active member of Rourk Presbyterian Church and loved and cherished her church family. She was active in the Women of the Church and had been awarded a lifetime membership. She was also a devoted homemaker and will be greatly missed.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Alfred B. Smith; and sisters, Shirley Ludlum and Pauline Dawkins.
Surviving are her sons, Terry Smith of the home, Don and Mary Smith of Rockingham, Keith Smith of Ellerbe and Tony and Nicole Smith of Ellerbe; grandchildren, Casey Burnette (Matt), Melissa Smith, Cody Smith, Thomas Smith, C.J. Smith and Amber Smith; great-grandchildren, Elijah and Eliana Burnette; sisters, Jewell T. Hancock (James) of Cordova, Hazel T. Dawkins of Rockingham, Mabel T. Moore (James) of Kannapolis, Mary Frances T. Renegar (John) of Waxhaw, Barbara T. Smith (Joseph) of Rockingham and Patsy T. McDonald (Arthur) of Rockingham; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will see friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Carter Funeral Home and other times at the home of Tony and Nicole Smith, 498 Haywood Parker Road, Ellerbe NC 28338.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Rourk Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dr. John Stone will be officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Rourk Presbyterian Church, care of Thomas R. Kennedy Jr., 148 Lakeshore Drive, Rockingham NC 28379.
Condolences may be made online at www.carterfuneral.net.