Ruby Mae Barber, age 89 died Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.


Graveside  services will be 11:00 AM Friday, August 8, 2014 at Summer Hill  Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Dr. William J. Maness.  


A native of Moore County, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Lillie Williams McKenzie. Ruby was a homemaker and she enjoyed traveling, gardening and reading. She worked for many years at the Pinehurst Hotel.  She was a loving mother and grandmother.


She was preceded in death by her husband, John Roswell Barber and son, Jackie Barber.


Ruby is survived by daughters: Ruby Lee Sineath and husband Jimmy, of Carthage, Nancy Cagle, of Sanford, Patricia Yow, of Pinehurst, Brenda Lewis and husband Mickey, of Carthage, Linda Nichols and husband Roger, of Carthage, sons: Johnny Barber and wife Judy, of Wilmington, Steve Barber, of Carthage, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren..


Fry and Prickett Home is assisting the Barber family.




Memories Timeline


  1. There was magic in grandmother’s touch,

    and sunshine in her smile.

    There was love in everything she did

    to make our lives worthwhile.

    We found both hope and courage

    just by looking in her eyes.

    Her laughter was a source

  2. Ruby and my dad were first cousins but I always called her Aunt Ruby. I loved staying with Brenda and Linda as children. Aunt Ruby was always a loving, caring, giving lady. She sat a wonderful example for everyone she came in contact with. Loved her cooki

  3. May God bless your family during this time of loss, but Heaven’s gain. You all will be remembered in my prayers. May God bring comfort and peace to your heart.

  4. Pat and family,

    I’m so very sorry to see this on the funeral home web page. I know what a special lady she was…just look at the wonderful family she reared. You’ll all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. I am honored to have known and loved Ruby since 1969.

    Ruby was always a delight to be around. She made everyone around

    her happy with her big smile and caring attitude.

    Good memories of Ruby and myself in my younger days when lear

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