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Ruby Lee Strickland Watts: Tabor City

1930 – 2017

     Ruby Lee Strickland Watts of Tabor City, age 86, died Friday, July 7, in Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter, Whiteville. She was 86.

     Born in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Carlton Floyd Strickland and Ruby Jane Edwards Strickland.

She was the widow of Carlyle Watts.

She is survived by three daughters, Roxy Grainger (Randy), Debbie Cartrette (Robert), and Wendy Fowler (Danny), all of Tabor City; a son, Chris Watts (Teresa) of Tabor City; a sister, Agnes Soles of Tabor City; eight grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

     In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Earl Strickland; and a sister, Nedra Hardee.

     Visitation was planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 9, in Inman Ward Funeral Home, Tabor City.

     Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Monday, July 10, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Tabor City, burial following in Myrtle Green Cemetery, Tabor City.

     A guest register is available here.