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Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home & Guilford Memorial Park

6000 W. Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC

OBITUARY

Ruby Whitley

January 15, 1927January 4, 2020
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Mrs. Ruby Hines Whitley, 92, danced into the gates of Heaven Saturday, January 4.

Ruby was born on January 15, 1927, in Danville, Virginia. She graduated from George Washington High School where she played basketball. She began her career in the banking business. She retired from Ciba Geigy in 1992, but continued to work as a consultant for the company until she was 85. Ruby was well respected and loved by both her coworkers and peers. Ruby was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and devoted wife. She always put her family before herself. Ruby loved to bowl and play bridge in her spare time. She had a love for cooking and enjoyed spending time in the kitchen and made the best homemade hash browns and potato salad you have ever eaten. Ruby loved to travel and considered herself lucky to be able to visit places like Hawaii, Germany, and Las Vegas. One of the most memorable trips she ever took was to France to retrace the steps her husband took during World War II. Her favorite place to travel was the beach.

Ruby was preceded in death and met at the gates of Heaven by her husband, Hubert Whitley, son, David Whitley, brother, Bill Hines, granddaughter, Ashley Carroll, son in law, Pat Carroll, and grandson, Zachary Whitley. Ruby is survived by her daughter, Kathy Carroll, her daughter, Teresa Tindall (Ron), son, Mark Whitley, granddaughter, Dana Reece (Keith), Niki Landreth (Ed), DJ Whitley (Katie), Coty Rogers (John), and Cassidy Tindall. She will also be missed by her great grandchildren, Ashley and Grace Wyrick, Justin and Caleb Fowler, Charlie Whitley, Jax and Luca Rogers, and Nathan Whitley.

The family would like to thank the staff of Clapps Nursing Center for always loving and taking such good care of their “Miss Ruby”. A special thanks goes out to her sweet Trina, the “Ruby Whisperer”, for loving her like she was her own mother. Purple was Ruby’s signature color, and to honor her memory, throw on your favorite shade of purple, lavender, lilac, or Periwinkle and share sunshine and love with others, because that is what Ruby did every day of her life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Presbyterian Church 2300 Old Chapman Street, Greensboro, NC 27403 or Alzheimer's Foundation, Western Carolina Chapter, 4600 Park Road, #250, Charlotte, NC 28209.

  • DONATIONS

  • St.Paul Presbyterian Church
  • Alzheimer's Foundation, Western Carolina Chapter

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation at Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, January 8, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial at Guilford Memorial Park

Memories

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Sally TILFORD

January 11, 2020

Your mom was such a lovely person, enjoyed talking with her at the reunions Dave and I are so very sorry for your loss, but do know she is having a wonderful time in heaven.

Dave and Sally Tilford
315th reunions

Mark Whitley

January 8, 2020

I would just like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. We may have lost her physically, but we will never lose her spiritually. Just remember that although she’s just a memory, some memories last forever. Once again Thank You!

Debbie Mobley

January 7, 2020

What an amazing lady that I had the privilege to know and work with at Syngenta. Ruby will be missed by many.

Mary Elizabeth Moore

January 7, 2020

Dear sweet Ms. Ruby, what a wonderful woman. We worked together for a number of years. My sincerest condolences for family and all who loved her.
Mary Elizabeth

Debbie Stanley

January 7, 2020

I worked at Syngenta (Ciba-Geigy) with Ruby. I don't think I ever saw Ruby that she did not have a smile on her face. Truly one of the kindest and most inspiring women I have ever met. I extend my deepest sympathy to all our family. I know she will be missed.

Renee Vaughan-Goode

January 6, 2020

Ruby had a beautiful soul and a bright smile to match. I will always remember her warmth, and positive attitude no matter what challenges came up at work. She was a wonderful colleague and who always looked forward to helping others however she could. We were fortunate have had so many experiences with her during the autumn of her life.
On behalf of former Ciba-Geigy/Novartis/Syngenta colleagues, we thank you for sharing her with us.

Beverly Thompson

January 6, 2020

Ruby was such a kind spirited, lovely, wonderful, precious woman. She definitely was a special person that I knew from work. I enjoyed each time we came upon each other. She had such a special glow and heartwarming nature about her. Purple is my favorite color also. I definitely will be wearing purple in remembrance of her and spreading love as she did. You all are in my thoughts and prayers!!

Lisa Frandock

January 6, 2020

I worked with Ruby at Ciba-Geigy. She was always cheery and kind. Her smile would light up your day! I feel very fortunate to have known her. She was a beautiful person :-)

Caroline Mitchell

January 5, 2020

Aunt Ruby, Oh how I love you and thank you for being our rock. Thank You for all the laughs, cries, hugs and kisses. I can't to see you again in Heaven. Keep Uncle Whit, Daddy and Ashley dancing and watching over all of us. I love you my sweet Aunt Ruby!!!!

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Biography

Mrs. Ruby Hines Whitley, 92, danced into the gates of Heaven Saturday, January 4.

Ruby was born on January 15, 1927, in Danville, Virginia. She graduated from George Washington High School where she played basketball. She began her career in the banking business. She retired from Ciba Geigy in 1992, but continued to work as a consultant for the company until she was 85. Ruby was well respected and loved by both her coworkers and peers. Ruby was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and devoted wife. She always put her family before herself. Ruby loved to bowl and play bridge in her spare time. She had a love for cooking and enjoyed spending time in the kitchen and made the best homemade hash browns and potato salad you have ever eaten. Ruby loved to travel and considered herself lucky to be able to visit places like Hawaii, Germany, and Las Vegas. One of the most memorable trips she ever took was to France to retrace the steps her husband took during World War II. Her favorite place to travel was the beach.

Ruby was preceded in death and met at the gates of Heaven by her husband, Hubert Whitley, son, David Whitley, brother, Bill Hines, granddaughter, Ashley Carroll, son in law, Pat Carroll, and grandson, Zachary Whitley.
Ruby is survived by her daughter, Kathy Carroll, her daughter, Teresa Tindall (Ron), son, Mark Whitley, granddaughter, Dana Reece (Keith), Niki Landreth (Ed), DJ Whitley (Katie), Coty Rogers (John), and Cassidy Tindall. She will also be missed by her great grandchildren, Ashley and Grace Wyrick, Justin and Caleb Fowler, Charlie Whitley,Jax and Luca Rogers, and Nathan Whitley.

The family would like to thank the staff of Clapps Nursing Center for always loving and taking such good care of their “Miss Ruby”. A special thanks goes out to her sweet Trina, the “Ruby Whisperer”, for loving her like she was her own mother.
Purple was Ruby’s signature color, and to honor her memory, throw on your favorite shade of purple, lavender, lilac, or Periwinkle and share sunshine and love with others, because that is what Ruby did every day of her life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Presbyterian Church, 2300 Old Chapman Street, Greensboro, NC 27403 or The Alzheimer's Foundation, Western Carolina Chapter, #250, Charlotte, NC 28209.