- 73 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 27, 1938
- Date of passing: Dec 1, 2011
|Let the memory of Ruby be with us forever|
Ruby Holder Haskins, 73, a resident of Creedmoor passed away Thursday, December 1, 2011 at her home following an extended illness.
She was born in Harnett County and lived in Sanford, North Carolina, until moving to Creedmoor in 1960. She graduated from Benhaven High School in Olivia, North Carolina and worked in Sanford, North Carolina as secretary to Lee County Sheriff D. F. Holder until moving to Creedmoor. Ruby retired in 1982 after working 15 years as a Recreational Therapist with the Children’s Psychiatric Unit at John Umstead Hospital in Butner, North Carolina. Ruby enjoyed many years as a faithful member of Creedmoor Methodist Church where she was active in Choir, Youth activities, and the Women’s Circle. She was an avid fisherman and enjoyed many years with her husband at their beach cottage in Surf City, North Carolina.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 52 years, Calvin B. Haskins, a brother Elbert Holder (Joyce)of Broadway, North Carolina, a sister, Ruth Reavis (Don) of Greensboro, North Carolina and Rita Holder of Matteson, Illinois along with many beloved nephews, nieces, extended family and friends and her beloved dog Benji. Ruby was preceded in death by her father, John L. Holder, Mother, Leona West Holder, adoptive father, Lonnie R. Holder, adoptive mother, Lola West Holder, brothers, Paul F Holder (Pansy), Arnold B. Holder (Ann), Franklin M. Holder, sisters Beulah H. Matthews (Willliam), Mamie H. Ingram (Worth) and Gladys H. West (Willard).
Funeral Services will be conducted 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 4, 2011 at the Creedmoor Methodist Church by Dr. Jonathan Jeffries and Dr. J.C. Alexander. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor, North Carolina.
Flowers accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Duke Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Durham, North Carolina 27704 or to Creedmoor Methodist Church Fellowship Hall Fund, P.O. Box 368, Creedmoor, North Carolina 27522.
Visitation will be held 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 4, 2011 at the Creedmoor Methodist Church prior to the funeral service.
"Calvin, My thoughts are with you. Ruby was indeed a very special woman.
"Uncle Calvin, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Aunt Ruby was a wonderful lady and I will miss her dearly. I have a lot of fond memories of her growing up. She was very special. i am sorry i couldn't be there with you today. I love you and will be thinking of you.
"Calvin, our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this time of loss. You have been a great example of how a husband should care for and support his wife in all kinds of tribulation. Though we are in Haiti right now, you are in our prayers.
Love, Bobby and Wanda Temple"
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