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Ruby Butler Carter, age 82, formerly of 125 Pinecrest Parkway, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

Ruby was born May 12, 1930, to Thurman Allen Butler and Myrtle Hilburn Butler who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband William C. Carter, Jr., her son Steven Carter, and brothers Franklin, Livingston and Wilton Butler.

She is survived by her children Becky Ellers (Frank), Bill Carter (Cynthia), Pam Futch (David) and Jack Carter, daughter in law Victoria Dinges, siblings William Butler, Mildred B. Lewis, Jennie Sue B. Bass, grandchildren Shannon E. Britt (Frankie), Milessa Ellers (Eric), Chelsea C. Smith (Ed), Hannah Carter, Dianna Carter and Colin Carter.

Ruby graduated from Bladenboro High School and James Walker School of Nursing in 1951. She retired from nursing after 40 years in Labor and Delivery. She loved her Lord, grandchildren, gardening and traveling.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home where a Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Friday, February 1, 2013. Burial following the service in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Please consider a memorial contribution to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

The family wishes to thank Dayspring of Wallace and Lower Cape Fear Hospice for their love and care of Ruby.

Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family at

Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Bradley Creek Chapel, 315 Willow Woods Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409. 910-794-7171

Online condolences at

Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2013
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