Ruby Lee Williamson Holder, age 75 of Carthage died Thursday, August 28, 2014 at her home.

Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Sunday at Summer Hill Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Dr. William J. Maness, Jr. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

A native of Moore County she was a daughter of the late Ellis Holt and Eva Sanders Williamson. She worked for many years with J.P. Stevens before operating Village Cleaners in Carthage. Ruby was well known and loved in the Carthage area for her interest in the community and ability to make everyone feel appreciated. The Village Cleaners was a place for locals and law enforcement officers to stop in and visit while picking up laundry, whenever Ruby was there. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Franklin Holder, Jr.; two brothers Garland and Earl Williamson.

She is survived by: daughters Brenda Holder Kimball and husband David of Cameron, Tammy Ross of West End; sister Annie Goodwin; her longtime friend and companion Floyd Black; grandchildren Kevin, Jennifer, Bridgette, Jessica and Joshua; eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home Saturday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM and other times at the home. 

Memorials may be made to: Community Home Care and Hospice, 1836 Doctors Drive, Sanford, NC 27330.



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  1. i offer my deepest sympathy and sincere condolence. May the fond memories that you shared bring comfort to your hearts. Let the promises of the most High God Jehovah soothe you as you gain the strength and inner peace to cope with the days ahead. He promi

  2. Brenda and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    May God give you strength in this difficult time.



  3. Brenda and Floyd: Tommy and I are so sorry to hear about Ruby. She has been a long-time friend of mine ever since she worked at JP Stevens. Just know we are thinking of you with much love. Love Jean and tommy

  4. Brenda Sue I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s death. I have so many great memories of spending time with you and your family and loved your mama very much. I am out of town until the end of September and that is the only reason I will not be at her servi

  5. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ms. Ruby. I came to know Ms. Ruby at the cleaners here in Carthage. I am a very petite woman and always needed my pants altered. Ms. Ruby would say to me, ‘Suga, go in there and try these pants on for me. Are you go

  6. Brenda and Family,

    I have just found out about Ms. Ruby. I am so sorry to see that she passed. She always made me feel so special, even the very first time that I met her, I could tell she was a wonderful person. I know you and your family wi

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