YANCEYVILLE - Ruth Estelle Briggs Irby, 88, formerly of Prospect Hill, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at the Brian Center in Yanceyville. She was born in Person County to the late Grover Cleveland Briggs and Allie Roberta Wilson Briggs Olive and was married to the late Cabell Richard Irby Sr. She was a lifelong member of Lea Bethel Baptist Church. She loved quilting and cooking.
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She is survived by her children, Janie (Hugh) Nelson, of Burlington, Jeanette (Fred) Beaudet, of Burlington, Frances (Buck) Taylor, of Rougemont, Peggy Talley, of Cedar Grove, Mary Bush (Billy Garner), of Graham, Vickie Irby and Wanda Riley, both of Cedar Grove, Jimmy (Debbie) Irby, of Mebane, Ricky (Vickie) Irby, of Elon, Jackie (Sarah) Irby, of Hillsborough, and Barry Irby, of Prospect Hill; 24 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sisters, Bertha Simmons, of High Point, and Everline (Winfred) Aldridge, of Burlington. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and children, CR Irby Jr., Patricia Talley and Garry Irby.
The funeral service will be held at Lea Bethel Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Tuesday by Chaplain Steve Jordan and the Rev. Ronnie Reynolds with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory and other times at the home.
The family would like to say special thanks to the staff at the Brian Center Nursing Home in Yanceyville and Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance Caswell for their care and support.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com
Published in TheTimesNews.com from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2012