Ruby Catherine Nifong

May 10, 1912December 31, 2013

Ms. Ruby Catherine Nifong, 101, passed away December 31, 2013 at the Henry Etta and Bruce Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington. A resident of this area all of her life, Ms. Nifong was born on May 10, 1912 in Davidson County to the late Robert Samuel Nifong and Zella Theora Ridge Nifong. She grew up in the Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church and also attended Free Pilgrim Church in Thomasville. Ruby had also worked as a seamstress for many years and during World War II, she and her family moved to Newport News, VA to work in the Naval Shipyards. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Reitzel Nifong, Paul Nifong, Hazel Nifong, Ray Nifong, Earl Nifong, Winnie Clodfelter, Marie Albertson, and Mildred Steele. Surviving is her sister, Youthalene Adderholdt of Thomasville; niece and caregiver, Miriam Adderholdt, nephew and caregiver, Mark Adderholdt; and brother-in-law, Ralph Thurman Albertson. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces, and great-great nephews. A celebration of Ruby’s life will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the chapel of Thomasville Funeral Home, 18 Randolph Street with Dr. E. Keith Carroll, Senior Pastor of Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church, Pastor Wilson Harris, Visitation Pastor of Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church, and Dr. David Kolb, Spiritual Counselor of Hospice of Davidson County officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family would like to especially thank the staff of Home Instead Senior Care and the compassionate staff of Hospice of Davidson County for their genuine care for Ruby. Memorial contributions in Ruby’s memory may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292 or to the Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church Cemetery Fund, 222 Mt. Zion Church Rd, Thomasville, NC 27360. Online condolences may be made on Ruby’s memorial page at Arrangements by Thomasville Funeral Home.


  • Celebration of Ruby's Life Saturday, January 4, 2014
  • Visitation Saturday, January 4, 2014

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Darcy Ramm

January 4, 2014

My deepest condolences to the family of Miss Ruby Nifong. I had the pleasure of being her caregiver, and getting to know her and her loving family. My Wednesdays will no longer be the same. I will miss my time with Ruby and her family dearly. My deepest sympathies.

Katrina Crittenden

January 3, 2014

Miss Ruby was a very special light in my life. I count it a special blessing from GOD that I had the privilege to be one of her caregivers. Our times together will always hold a special place in my heart and her precious smile will be one of my fondest memories. My deepest sympathies to her family. You all will be in my prayers.

Steven Manley

January 3, 2014

Ruby was always a very special person, she was quiet, and very kind and considerate, it was a real joy to know her and to witness the grace of God in her life, we will be praying for the family! May God bless you Pastor Steven Manley