Ruby Cockman Brown, age 87, of Carthage, left to meet with our Lord at 11pm on Friday January 8th. A meeting she had prepared for all her life, she is now walking the streets of gold rejoicing with our Lord and Savior. Words cannot describe how much she will be missed by so many.

As she left she took her last breath with a smile on her face. She started her new journey from home surrounded by many of her family members, who were so blessed to have a Mama,Grandma and Great Grandma to lead and teach them to be the close family they are today, while listening to Amazing Grace and How Great Thou Art.

Ms. Ruby lead a long and spiritual life that started on a small Tobacco farm in Northern Moore County. On land that she still resided on and where she was known in those parts as one of the fastest Tobacco stringers in that area. After marrying in 1952 she went into the Textile industry until she retired after losing her husband of 45 years. She was the wife of a preacher and she devoted herself as a very spiritual and God fearing woman.

Ms.Ruby was preceded in death by her parents Walston and Minnie Needham Cockman; husband Charles Frank Brown; infant children Samuel and Faith Brown; brothers Warren Cockman, Charley Cockman, Harold Cockman and Felton Cockman.

She is survived by five children, Johnny Brown and Mary Ann, Kathy Anderson and Rahn, Dale Brown and Nancy, Sheila Hall and Gary, Donnie Brown and Judy, 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Monday at Calvary Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Todd Moore and Rev. Hubert McLeod officiating.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 1695, Robbins, NC 27325.

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Brown family. 

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Graveside Service: January 11, 2021 2:00 pm

Calvary Baptist Church
549 Plank Road
Robbins, NC 27325


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  1. Christy and family, so so sorry for your loss but Heaven has gained an angel! Miss Ruby was a very sweet lady, and I have missed the stories about her since I retired from Farm Bureau. You are in my heart and Prayers .

  2. Johnny and Family, So sorry to hear of your Mom’s Passing. You and all of the family are in our thoughts and Prayers.
    Ricky and Gail Smith

  3. A kind, loving woman who asked for nothing and did everything she could for others. Her home was ever a place of comfort, with a spare bed or a warm meal always available to whoever needed one. Over the years her front yard was host to numerous family reunions, easter egg hunts, christmas lights, carved pumpkins (from which she made the best pumpkin pies anyone could ever hope to enjoy) and always an abundance of beautiful flowers well tended to. She never let a year go to waste on her small plot of farmland, daily care given to so many rows of tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, grapes, watermelons and so much more, more than she could ever use herself — just so she could make sure she had plenty extra to give away. Especially if you dropped by to help her hull those beans, always felt like there was a full bucket hiding somewhere.

    Any cat or dog she adopted was more gentle, calm and loving than one raised anywhere else. Every spring her porch was abuzz with hummingbirds beyond count, as she kept enough sugar around to ensure the feeders never went dry. She would occasionally fill the branches of the trees with walnuts and pecans for the squirrels around her home, which is why you can still see so many scurrying through the treetops.

    She is missed by every living thing big and small, and she will be missed so long as her memory lives on through all who knew her.

    If someone could run the photograph of her at the top of this page through a scanner, or provide any other old pictures of her from happier times here, I would appreciate it.

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