Ruth “Arverlene” Massey

Ruth “Arverlene” Massey

Ruth “Arverlene” Watkins Massey

March 23, 1924 – September 14, 2015

WENDELL – Ruth “Arverlene” Watkins Massey, 91, died Monday.  A native of Wake County she was daughter to the late Luther & Mary Horton Watkins.  She worked with Durham Life Insurance as well as with the N. C. State Department of Revenue.  She was a simple lady who loved her church, a positive Christian spirit and a fondness for animals.  She was preceded in death by her husband of over 30 years, Richard Earl Massey.

She is survived by her daughter, Tammy (Dennis) of Wendell, sisters, Mildred Jones, Josephine Watkins, sister-in-law, Mabel Watkins, many special nieces, nephews, pets George & Lovey.

She will have a private funeral and burial.

Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to Transitions Hospice.

The family wishes to give a special thank you to the staff of Wellington for their care and compassion.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.

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