Brown-Wynne Funeral Home & Crematory

300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC


Carson Hunter Ruth

September 13, 1993February 7, 2020

Carson Hunter Ruth, who was born on September 13, 1993, lost her battle with osteosarcoma on Friday, February 7, 2020. Even though she spent her last two years fighting for her life in hospitals, in ERs, and at home in bed, she focused the majority of her life on happier endeavors, like family gatherings, going out with friends, art, traveling, and bettering the world.

Carson earned her high school diploma during a short stint in Job Corps, where she also completed a certificate in firefighting. Afterwards, Carson attended Wake Technical Community College and worked towards an Associate in Art degree. While there, she completed several art projects that show she inherited her mother Louise’s artistic talent.

Carson was outgoing, open-hearted, quick-witted, and very funny. Because of these traits, she made friends easily and kept them for life. She had a heart for justice, and she gave her time to causes that support human and animal rights. She fought for the 99%, women, and the LGBTQ community, among others. She participated in Occupy Raleigh, volunteered for an animal activist store, and during the last two years of her life, raised funds for cancer research and for hospitals that treat children with cancer.

Carson is survived by her father, Bob Ruth, her s’mom, Kay Ruth, her sisters, Julie and Hollis, her brother-in-law, Aman, her soon-to-be brother-in-law, David, her two favorite people in the world, nephew Sam and niece Anna Louise, her two special friends, Joe and Adrian, her aunts Vicky, Schatzi, Diane, Cheryl, Nicole (x2), and Sara, her uncles, Art, Michael, and Delancy, her cousins and extended family members, family friends the Dorafshars, and many good friends. She is preceded in death by her mother, Louise Ruth, her grandfathers, Arthur Strickland and Ivan Ruth, her grandmothers, Ruth Strickland and Myrtle Ruth, her cousin Nicole Strickland, and Kay’s parents, Richard and Evelyn Bennett.

If you’d like to honor Carson’s memory, please feel free to offer a donation to UNC Lineberger Cancer Hospital: PO Box 1050, Chapel Hill, NC 27514; St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital: 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; Ronald McDonald House: 4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27609; or any cause you feel supports children or animals or helps all people live a dignified and safe life.

A celebration of Carson's life will be held on Saturday, February 15th at 2:00p.m. at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh. Following the service, the family invites all to a reception at the funeral home.


  • A Celebration of Carson's Life Saturday, February 15, 2020


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Kimberly Williams

February 16, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family for peace and understanding

Ram Srinath

February 16, 2020

What an adorable, sweet child she was.
I can't believe she's gone so soon.
My deep-felt condolences to her family.
Words can't express my sorrow.

Michie Bette

February 11, 2020

I never knew Carson in person, only though our mutual Facebook groups.... but it never felt like that with her. She was so personable, genuine, and compassionate -even on the internet. A heart so pure and a soul so sweet. My heart aches knowing my dear friend is gone so soon, but I find a little bit of peace knowing she's finally free from the grasps of cancer. My heart goes out to her family during this hard time. I'm so sorry for your loss. She was an incredible person.

Love you always, Carson.

💗 Michie & Sam

Frances Ajashi - Nzeribe

February 10, 2020

No doubt, Carson you are resting in a better place now. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

You will be greatly missed.

Tonisha Smith

February 10, 2020

Bob and Kay,
I am so very sorry to hear this news. Condolences to you both, and I pray that God will watch over and give you strength during this difficult time.

Heather Graham

February 9, 2020

Carson was such a wonderful person. I met her when I went to Job Corps. She was one of the first people there that made me feel really comfortable and helped me come out from being shy. She will be truly missed.

Ashley Dollagaray

February 9, 2020

Carson was always a sweet, positive person who always spoke her mind. She will forever be in everyone’s hearts. My condolences to her family and friends. Rest easy, Carson.

Pamela Lee

February 9, 2020

Carson and I met a few years back in a Facebook group. She was spunky, funny, kind, and so many other things. She was one of the first friends I ever made. She treated me like a little sister, helping guide me through tough times in life and letting me know when I got out of hand. She had such a huge heart, she helped and loved so many people. Carson impacted so many lives and she will never be forgotten. I love you Carson, I know you’re having fun wherever you are...

Ruth Willis

February 9, 2020

Carson, you will be truly missed and loved forever.