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Ruby Dillard Corley

September 23, 1922 ~ June 18, 2020 (age 97)


     Ruby Dillard Corley, age 97, of Burgaw, NC, left this earthly life for her eternal rest on Thursday, June 18, 2020. She was born on September 23, 1922, in Wake County, NC, to the late Pelic Bailey Dillard and Hattie O’Neal Dillard.

     Surviving to cherish her memory are her daughter, Billie C. Page (Wayne) of Rocky Point; son, Barney Corley of Burgaw; many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by her dear family by choice, Daniel Farlow, of Dallas, TX, and Joseph Parker, of Cary, NC, whom she thought of like her own sons; and her four-legged family, Windy, Rainy, Blackie, and Sweet Pea.

     Ruby was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Arthur Lester Corley; and her siblings, Iva Wilson, Beatrice Wilson, Norma Estes, and Norman Dillard.

     She loved to garden and spend time with her children and family. Her nieces and nephews were her pride and joy.

     Many thanks to Dr. Noah Pierson and the hospice staff for their loving care of Ruby.

     In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ruby’s memory to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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     Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel.

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