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Lassie Ruth Durham

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July 17, 1935 — Sept. 24, 2019

Lassie Ruth Durham, 84, of Wilson, passed away Tuesday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will be private. The Rev. Mark Harrell and the Rev. Ray Barnhill will officiate.

The family will receive friends Thursday following the service until 8:30 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.

Ruth worked at The Rib Room for 30 years until it closed, and then she was a greeter at Walmart for 15 years.

Ruth is survived by her daughters, Vickie Dianne Durham and Leon of Pine Level and Betty Durham Murphy and husband Howard of Wilson; granddaughter, Catherine Durham Murphy and Matthew of Tarboro; great-grandchild, Charlotte Sophia Hux of Tarboro; sisters, Grace Lamm of Wilson and Louise Wiggs and husband Bill of Pine Level; brothers, Lonnie Taylor and wife Florence of Raleigh, Donnie Keen and wife Ann of Wilson, Lester Keen and wife Brenda of Oklahoma and Leslie Keen of Rock Ridge; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 96, Wilson, NC 27894.

Condolences may be directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home at www.joyners.net.