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Ruby Boyette Speight

August 10, 1926 — January 31, 2019

Ruby Boyette Speight

Ruby Boyette Speight, 92, of Rockingham, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Mrs. Speight was born August 10, 1926 in Richmond County, the daughter of Raymond and Adgie Graham Boyette. Ruby worked at Sara Lee and was a lifetime member of Community Church where she served as Sunday School teacher and choir director for over 50 years. She was a member of the Ladies Aide Society of Community Church. Her love of music carried her through her final days. According to Ruby, her true calling was creating a loving home for her family. She made the best cornbread dressing around and could not resist a pretty dish in a store. Her favorite name was mamaw and later mimi. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, E. A. Speight, Jr.

Surviving are her children, Chris Speight (Cheryl) and Kathy Speight Stroll; grandchildren, Jason Stroll, Cory Stroll, Megan Stroll, Sara Speight and Kristen Speight; 7 great-grandchildren; brother, Darrell Boyette; son-in-law, George Stroll and numerous nieces and nephews who were like her children.

Funeral services will be at 3 pm Sunday at Community Church with Rev. Opie Swails officiating. Interment will follow in Richmond County Memorial Park.

The family will see friends from 6 – 8 pm Saturday at Carter Funeral Home in Rockingham and at other times at Chris and Cheryl’s home.

Memorials may be made to Community Church, 193 Mill Rd., Rockingham, NC 28379.



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Past Services


Saturday, February 2, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Carter Funeral Home Colonial Chapel

705 South Caroline Street, Rockingham, NC 28379

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Funeral Service

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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