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Ruth Maude Norwood Bailey Averett
  • 87 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 27, 1928
  • Date of passing: Jan 29, 2016
Let the memory of Ruth be with us forever

Ruth Maude Norwood Bailey Averett, 87, a lifetime resident of Granville County passed away Friday, January 29, 2016 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham.

A native of Granville County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Thomas Norwood and Annie Maude Thomas. She was a longtime member of Olive Grove Baptist Church and retired from Mt. Hope Finishing Company.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor by Rev. Jonathan Barber, Rev. Jack Hollowell and Rev. Mack Timberlake, Sr. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Gardens.

Surviving is a daughter, April Bailey Miller of Henderson, four sons; Joseph David Bailey of Creedmoor, James Brooks Bailey of Roxboro, Danny Monroe Bailey of Wake Forest, Jerry Wayne Bailey of Northside, a sister, Lucille N. Brogden of Oxford, a brother, Dan Norwood of Northside, twelve grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husbands, Dorsey Brooks Bailey and Walter Claude Averett and four sisters and six brothers.

Visitation will be held Monday evening February 1, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at her home.

Flowers accepted or memorials can be made to Olive Grove Baptist Church, 3024 Olive Grove Church Rd., Creedmoor, N.C. 27522.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Ralph N on 6th February 2016

"Dear Averette family, I am sorry for your pain, and loss. You can find real comfort in what God has promised, such as in John 5:28,29 -He promises that he is going to resurrect all those who have ever died, back to life again here on earth. And all the things that cause us sorrow, pain, and even death, will be gone forever. You can read about this in Revelation 21:3,4, and 1 Corinthians 15:26. To learn more about God's promises, go to JW.org."

This tribute was added by Ellen Poe on 3rd February 2016

"Alex and I would like to express our condolences to all of the family. Ruth was such a kind, sweet. loving lady. She always had a smile."

This tribute was added by Ellen Poe on 3rd February 2016

"Ruth was such a sweet, thoughtful and loving woman. We will certainly miss her and will miss seeing her go by the house on Sunday mornings, on her way to church.  She really meant so much to me as a friend, and someone that was always happy and loving. Our sincere condolences to all of the family."

This tribute was added by Becky Bailey on 2nd February 2016

"Mom Ruth, was a wonderful lady, she was a inspiration to me.  Love this lady very much, she will be missed.   I'm glad I got to be here daughter in law and meet such a wonderful woman.  Everbody she meet, was glad to know her.  She showed her love to everyone that got to meet her.  love you lady."

This tribute was added by vickie bailey on 2nd February 2016

"Prayers and thoughts to all"

This tribute was added by Vickie and Danny Boyd on 1st February 2016

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

This tribute was added by deborah watson on 1st February 2016

"Will miss you Aunt Ruth  you still had that spunk about you , and always spoke your mind David told the story of you going down 85 not long ago,still wanting to drive,  Love you"

This tribute was added by Shelia Butts on 31st January 2016

"Ruth was such a kind and thoughtful lady. She had a smile for everyone and seemed to always be happy. Even during her times of illness she was a blessing to me. I will always remember how much she meant to my mama and how she looked after her when my mom was having bad days. She was a true friend in every sense of the word and she was like a real sister to my mother. I know the days to come will be empty for her as she gets used to not speaking to Ruth everyday. But the love and lasting impression she left will stay in my mom's heart forever. I truly thank her for what she meant to so many. We will miss her!  
Jackie's daughter (Shelia)"

This tribute was added by Kim Norwood-Fulcher on 31st January 2016

"I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Ruth's passing!  She was a wonderful woman who did many great things for so many.  I will never forget the Sunday afternoons with her as a child those memories are so dear.  So glad I was able to speak to her Friday night. Thank you David and Martha for making that possible.  My most sincere condolences to the family she will be missed!"


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