BURLINGTON - Mrs. Ruby Riddle Groce, 72, journeyed home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at her residence. She was surrounded by her family at the time of her journey home. Ruby was an employee of Wilco throughout many years of her life. Ruby was a beloved companion, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.
Survivors include her 17-year companion, Howard Cliff (Popeye) Hayes; sons, Keith (Kimberly) Carroll and Timmy (Wendy) Carroll; grandchildren; Ashley (Brandon) Oliver, Michael Carroll and Josh (Christa) Carroll; sister, Dora Carroll; brother, Richard Riddle; along with seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Parrish Riddle and Archie Lee Riddle; son, Michael Holt Carroll; sister, Annie Turner; brother, Earl Riddle. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at the McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham. Officiating will be the Rev. Howard Thompson. Burial will be held in Mount Zion Christian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friend from 6 until 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at the McClure Funeral Home in Graham, and other times at the residence of the family at 509 Tillman St., Burlington.