Ruby Duke Newton, age 92, died Sunday, June 3, 2018 at her residence, surrounded by her family.

A Memorial Service will be held 2 PM, Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Carthage First Baptist Church, where she was a lifelong member, with the Reverend Brian Murphy and Dr. William J Maness, Jr. officiating.  Internment will follow at Cross Hill Cemetery.

A native of Wake County she was the daughter of the late Willie and Birtcha Gay Duke.  She graduated from Wakeland High School in Zebulon and attended Maddox Business School in Raleigh.  Ruby worked in the Procurement Division of the US Treasury Department in Washington, DC. and for Moore County Sheriff Grimm.  She was a member of the D.A.V. Ladies Auxiliary #83 and the Red Hats.  She is preceded in death by her husband, John L. Newton, Sr.; son: John L Newton, Jr. and her siblings.

Ruby is survived by her daughter, Patricia Griner of Carthage and Titusville, Florida; a son, Charles Newton and wife Amy, of Rosman, NC; grandchildren, Stephen Bryan Griner of Titusville, Florida;
 Keith Griner of Titusville, Florida; Laura Rich of North Port, Florida, Bobby Newton and wife Heather, of Seven Lakes, NC; 3 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested for FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Newton family.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Recently I lost my dear mother, and found great comfort in the
    Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 – ‘The Sovereign Lord will swallow up death forever, and wipe away
    the tears from all faces.’ – Also a

  2. Pat, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I have been wondering how she was doing. My prayers are with you and the family for your loss.

  3. We are so sorry for your loss. Just know she is in a better place where she knows everyone. Prayers sent

  4. With Mrs. Newton’ s passing an angel has passed from earth to Heaven.-  I first remember knowing het when she worked in the drug store.-  – It was a special place for me which mafe her special without even knowing her.-  – As I grew I realized just how sp

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