Ruth Paige Pippin Ray

Ruth Paige Pippin Ray

Ruth Pippin Ray
April 19,1939 – October 9, 2017

WENDELL – Ruth Paige Pippin Ray, 78, died Monday morning. She was born in Franklin County to the late Bryant Thomas & Ruth Medlin Pippin. She worked for Devil Dog for 17 years and for Mortex for many years as well. She was a sweet woman who will be remembered by many. She was preceded in death by sons, James Allen Ray & Timothy Edward Ray, siblings; Mac, Tommy, Ernestine, & Gertrude.

She is survived by her children; Mel Kimble Ray (Deborah) of Zebulon, Dorothy Smith (Allen) of Fayetteville, Norma Jean Ray of Middlesex, siblings; Samuel Pippin (Brenda) of Zebulon, Janet Taylor (the late Jesse) of Pilot, 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, & 1 great, great grandchild.

Funeral service 11 am, Thursday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell with visitation from 9:30 – 11 am, prior to the service & other times at the home. Burial, Pippin Family Cemetery. Full obituary at


  • Joe & Robin Pritchett Posted October 10, 2017 12:23 pm

    We were so sorry to hear about Mrs. Ray’s sickness and death. We are praying for God’s comfort and grace to be with the entire family. May she rest in peace.

  • Angela Ray Hatfield Posted October 11, 2017 8:40 am

    Spent a lot of my youth with Ruth, Granddaddy Ray and Norma running and round and playing. Considered her a grandma. She could make so wonderful homemade biscuits. She was a loving lady and will be missed by all. Sending love and prayers.

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