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Ruthene Shirley Sykes: Clarendon

1941 – 2017

     Ruthene Shirley Sykes of Clarendon died Sunday, Sept. 17 in her home. She was 76.

     Born May 4, 1941 in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Culbert and Della Beck Fowler and the widow of Rev. Brooks Carlyle Sykes.

     She was a member of Pireway Original Free Will Baptist Church in Tabor City.

     In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Ronnie Fowler and J.C. Fowler.

     She is survived by one son, Gary Sykes (Melissa) of Tabor City; one daughter, Glenda Spivey (Roger) of Clarendon; three sisters, Wanda Fowler of Clarendon; Linda Prevatte of Whiteville, Maelene Coleman of Clarendon; five grandchildren, Jeremy Spivey, Kelly Cribb, Travis Sykes, Ariel Sykes, Lacey Sykes; six great grandchildren, Summer Strickland, Chase Soles, Macelyn Soles, Tanner Sykes, Connor Spivey, Elijah Spivey; two step great grandchildren, Drake Cribb, Hunter Cribb; and one great great grandchild, Autumn Norris.

     Visitation was planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 in Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City.

     Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel, burial following in Stanley Fowler Cemetery, Clarendon.

     A guest register is available here.