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Timothy Earl Stainback

01/26/1932 ~ 12/14/2018

Services will be held: 12/18/2018

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Ronnie Wheeler

08/03/1945 ~ 12/13/2018

Services will be held: 12/17/2018

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Sylvia Jean Atkins

03/18/1942 ~ 12/09/2018

Services will be held: 12/13/2018

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Mary Josephine Allen Grice

1/14/1937 ~ 12/11/2018

Services will be held: 12/15/2018

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Thomas Wayne Best

04/10/1936 ~ 12/10/2018

Services will be held: 12/15/2018

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Jewell Cooke Jeffreys

1/27/1935 ~ 12/11/2018

Services will be held: 12/15/2018

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Charles Melvin Boykin

01/26/1937 ~ 12/09/2018

Services will be held: 12/13/2018

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Katharine Alexandra Glover

9/27/1956 ~ 12/09/2018

Services will be held: 12/12/2018

Ruby Atkinson Clements


08/18/1924 ~ 03/02/2018

GARNER – Ruby Lou Atkinson Clements passed away peacefully in her home on Friday. She was born to Elbert and Alice Atkinson on August 18, 1924.

She was predeceased by her husband, William “Bill” Clements; son, Philip Clements; her parents, and three brothers, Leonard, Albert, and Ruffin Atkinson.

She is survived by her three sons, Talmage (Jackie), Kenneth (Sue), and Billy (Ruth); seven grandchildren, Casey, Adam, Daniel, Nathan, and Eric Clements, Holly Robinson, and Laura Miller; and fourteen great-grands; sister, Joyce Reeves and sister-in-law, Bloise Atkinson.

A graduate of Hardbarger’s Business School, she was first employed by Farmer’s Cooperative Exchange in Durham. She met and married her Navy sailor and resided in Norfolk, VA for 14 years where she had her sons. Moving to Garner, NC in 1960 and, once her boys were in school, she became a school secretary from 1964 to 1989 at Mt. Auburn and later Swift Creek Elementaries. A devoted wife and mother, she will be fondly remembered for her love of family, great faith and love of her Lord, independence, vitality, generosity, short phone calls, and sender of innumerable birthday cards to family, friends, and acquaintances.

The family will receive visitors in her home. A visitation at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home in Garner from 4 to 6 PM on Sunday, March 4th is scheduled.

Funeral services will be held at New Bethel Baptist Church in Garner at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 5th followed by burial in the church cemetery.

Flowers are welcomed as well as donations, in her memory, to the general fund of New Bethel Baptist Church



4:00-6:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
1200 Benson Road Garner, NC 27529



11:00 am

New Bethel Baptist Church
2110 Benson Road Garner, NC 27529

Burial to follow in church cemetery.


  1. Sue and Tony Bryant

    Aunt Ruby, You are so loved and we will miss you at our family gatherings here on earth, but know you are rejoicing , clapping your hands, visiting with family and praising our Lord.
    Talmage & Jackie, Kenny & Sue, Billy & Ruth be comforted that you were good children to her and she was proud of all of you! She sure love all her family!

  2. Sue Cook

    I had the great pleasure of working with Ruby when I was a kindergarten teacher at Mt. Auburn. Ruby was a sweet and kind lady. She always had a smile and ran the office with such grace. May peace and blessings come to your family. My sincere sympathy is extended to you in your loss of this lovely lady.

  3. Cyndia Wilkins

    Ken, who will keep you straight now? I loved your mother, she always had such a sweet smile. She loved life and seemed to a have lot of spunk and now she is smiling down on you, and saying Ken don’t let SUE do all you computer work…lol Love you guys….

  4. Marianne Harward

    I was honored to have Ruby “put me under her wing” when I was at Swift Creek Elementary for a year before switching schools. She was kind, thoughtful, and had a smile for all. Blessings to her and to your family.

  5. Wayne Campbell

    Ken and Sue,

    Peggy and I are so sorry for your loss. We pray for your good health and wonderful memories of your relationships…

  6. Glenda Massengill

    I came to know Ruby while working at New Bethel Baptist Church. Ruby was a caring, delightful and joyful person who loved Jesus, family and friends. I will cherish the memories and miss her sweet smile.

    May God comfort and strengthen the family during this painful time.

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