Ruby Jean Welch Nunnery, age 80 of Carthage passed away Saturday, October 31, 2020 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. 


A native of Moore County she was a daughter of the late Curtis and Cora Williamson Welch. She was a homemaker. 


She was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary Ellen Nunnery and Teresa Jean Nunnery. 


She is survived by her husband of 60 years William Henry Nunnery; daughter Sherrie Murphy Carthage; twin brother Raymond Welch of Robbins and one granddaughter Kaylee Murphy. 


Due to Covid-19 the family has elected to have a private graveside service at the family cemetery. 


Fry – Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Nunnery family. 


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  1. When God reached down And collected her soul She reached up knowing She had to go
    Slipping away peacefully Her body remained One final look back She smiled
    Reaching home again A place she’d forgot Past memories came flooding With splendor and awe
    God gave back sights We cannot imagine She finally found Her home in heaven
    We remember her daily She does the same We love her always It will never change
    When it’s my time to go There is one thing I know That she will be smiling All the way home

    Ruby will be missed oh so much. Ruby was always like a second mom to me while my mother was working to provide for me and my sibilings. I enjoyed our conversations & time together over the years. We really hate that I didn’t get to tell her that we would see her again & that we loved her one last time. I wish that we could attend her funeral, but we will morn the lost of her with our friends & loved ones at a different location. We know that once she stepped inside the golden gate that she was greeted by her daughters & her parents. She is no longer in pain, and is happy in the arms of our heavenly father.

  2. I will miss her so much , I will forever remember when Ild take my bike down the road to see her . She was a one of a kind and I will forever love her and miss her so much .

  3. Loving memories of a very special sister and sister in law we loved her very much even thou we didn’t get to selettinge her much. Sherri I want to thank you for letting Raymond go see her on Saturday.He is thankful to get to see her one time. We are sorry to not be able to attend services

  4. Ralph and I are so sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing. Henry and the entire family is in our prayers. You have our deepest sympathy.

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