Ruth E Armstrong

December 5, 1925July 28, 2011

Ruth E. Armstrong

Miss Armstrong, 85, of Charlotte, NC, died early Thursday morning, July 28, 2011. She was born December 5, 1925 in Charlotte, North Carolina, one of seven children to the late Joseph William Armstrong and Vernie Stanford Armstrong. Miss Armstrong was a 1944 graduate of Central High School and had served as City Clerk for the City of Charlotte for 28 years. She was an active member of Craig Avenue Tabernacle ARP Church and tirelessly volunteered for numerous organizations in the area. She was an active member of Charlotte Mecklenburg Retiree Association.

The Armstrong family will greet friends from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Craig Avenue Tabernacle ARP Church. A service to celebrate her life will be held 2:00 PM in the sanctuary with The Reverend Dr. Nathan M. Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot of historical Elmwood Cemetery.

Miss Armstrong is survived by two sisters, Martha Berry and Evelyn Mitchum both of Charlotte, NC and two sister-in-laws, Ann Armstrong and Nellie Armstrong of Charlotte, NC and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister and brothers: Betty A. Hannah, Joseph Armstrong, Sidney Armstrong and Charles Armstrong.

The family would like to thank the staff of Sharon Village, Dickson ICU Heart Unit and White Oak Manor for all of their wonderful care.

Memorials may be made in remembrance of Miss Armstrong to her church, Craig Avenue Tabernacle ARP Church, 3936 Craig Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28211.

Arrangements by McEwen Funeral Service at Sharon, 5716 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212. Condolences may be sent to


  • Visitation Saturday, July 30, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 30, 2011
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 30, 2011

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Paulette Purgason

July 31, 2011

Ruth and I worked together for quite a number of years. She was City Clerk for the City of Charlotte during my association with the Mayor and City Manager Offices prior to my going to the Aviation Department as Communications Specialist. Ruth set the standard that many Clerks of urban areas follow. She was meticulous, friendly, dependable, informed, and served Mayor and City Council ably during her City career.

July 31, 2011

It was my privilege to have had a friend
the likes of Ruth. While her body has gone from us, her wonderful spirit will stay with us forever. Bud Bishop

Terry Elder

July 30, 2011

Ruth always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. She was a very fine lady and will be missed. My sympathies to the Armstrong family for their loss.

Lucille McCorkle

July 30, 2011

Ruth was a very dear lady. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Armstrong family.

Michael and Susan He'bert

July 29, 2011

You are loved by all and will be missed.....

Sammy Seamon

July 29, 2011

Ruth will be missed. She was always kind and friendly to everyone. Ruth was a joy to be around.

July 29, 2011

A very dear lady that I only knew a couple of weeks. She became a close friend in a short amount of time. I am deeply saddend for your loss. Debra Knapp White Oak Manor

Alice Kibler

July 29, 2011

Ruth and I served on the Scholarship Committee together for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Retirees Association. She was a dedicated member and will be missed.

July 29, 2011

Ruth was a dear special friend to us. We considered her as one of our very best friends for over fifty years. We have had wonderful times together and will miss her so much. We loved her like a sister.
Dan and Kay Dumas