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Ruby Royal

August 19, 1925 — March 11, 2018

Ruby went home to Jesus Sunday, March 11, 2018. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 11:00 AM March 17, 2018 at Rock Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in Cane Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00 until 10:45 at the church. Ruby was born August 19, 1925 in Wilkes County to Evert and Cordelia Absher Felts. She was a member of Cane Creek Baptist Church and attended Rock Springs Baptist Church as long as she was able. She worked with various children and adult programs including being a grandparent at Mountain View Elementary School. She loved cooking and visiting the home bound and sick. She enjoyed sewing, which included clothes for her children and quilts. She enjoyed making a large garden and canning the results every year. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Claude McGrady and Franklin Junior Royal; one daughter, Lois McGrady Lane; two sons, Steven McGrady and James Loyd McGrady; one granddaughter, Kim McGrady Scott; one great-grandson, Allen Matheson and one son-in-law; Billy Dean Teague. Ruby is survived by: One daughter; Wanda McGrady Teague of McGrady, one son and daughter-in-law; David Allen and April Parsons McGrady of Millers Creek, one son-in-law; Bud Lane of McGrady. grandchildren; Pamela McGrady Wilcox, Mike and Donna Lane, Scott and Tonya Teague, LeAnn and Jeff Odle, Daniel and Jamie Lane, Joseph McGrady, Emily McGrady; great-grandchildren, Tasha Wyatt, Kendra Wilcox, Tonya Pena, Amber Lane, Jackson Teague, Aden Teague, Brandon Lane, Reagan Lane, Will Lane; six great-great grandchildren and one brother and sister-in-law, J.C. and Christine Felts of McGrady. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Cane Creek Church Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2365 Cane Creek Church Road, McGrady, NC 28649. Online condolences may be made at
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