Ruby A. Carter

December 31, 1927July 9, 2019

Preceded in Death Charlotte Ann Mechlin Surviving Children Mary Lou Vance-Cornwell (Terry) Ronnie Mac Vance (Pamela) Brenda Kay Vance Jeffrey Allen Vance Leah Michelle Carter She was blessed with 18 Grandchildren and 40 Great Grand children and she loved them all


  • Visitation Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 18, 2019


Ruby A. Carter

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Pam Vance

July 14, 2019

I met Ruby in 1997, April 5, the day I married her oldest son, Ronnie. She welcomed me and my three toddler children into her family with open arms. She was a great mother in-law, and more importantly, she was the only grandmother my three young ones ever knew. And oh how they love her! She snuggled and cuddled with them, taught them to play dominoes and cards and never tired of them goofing off around her. She delighted in the Santa Train, parades, their sports, the farmers market and camping with the kids.
Ruby taught me some valuable lessons; how to make cornbread in a cast iron skillet without measurements, the only beans worth breaking are half runners, and you can’t put too much butter in mashed potatoes. It was a joy to break beans and can tomatoes with her. She loved the garden and especially the yield. She was my day-trip Walmart shopping buddy and my bag lady on Tuesdays when I volunteered at the food pantry.
The first time she visited us in VA, she fell in love with our front porch. She bought me a porch swing as a housewarming gift. Little did she know that swing on the porch would be my sanctuary and remains so to this day. I find nothing better than sitting and swinging and watching the birds and butterflies, rabbits and squirrels, the occasional deer or fox and to watch the cows come home across the road. She enjoyed sitting and swinging and we’ve spent many an hour together contemplating the meaning of life, and other subjects, while rocking away our days together.
She often reminisced about family and growing up Appalachian. She got a kick out of my ancestry hobby and loved that I could dig up so much about her ancestors. Those were truly treasured times and I’m thankful for the special bond it created between us.
Thank you Ruby, for loving us, for giving me my sister and best friend, Mary, and my husband, Ronnie. Thank you for my porch swing. Thank you for sharing so much of you with us. You will be remembered, always. Rest in peace mom.

Teighlor Wallace

July 14, 2019

I love you Grandma Ruby.
Your hugs could light up anyones day.
I miss you so much.
We will never forget you.

Zachary Graziano

July 14, 2019

Thank you for always being the sweetest great grandmother a kid could have. Love you great grandma. RIP

Thomas Vance

July 14, 2019

I love you mamaw. RIP. Thank you for the memories.