Ruby Woodard Whitley

September 11, 1932January 8, 2019

Ruby Woodard Whitley, 86, of Saratoga passed away Tuesday. A memorial service will be conducted 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, 2704 Nash St. N, Wilson, NC.

The family will receive friends Saturday, immediately following the service, at the funeral home and other times will be at the home of J.E. Woodard, 200 Moye Ave., Wilson, NC.

Surviving are her son, Jerry L. Whitley of Saratoga; two grandsons, Phillip Jerome Whitley and Wayne Jones; two great-grandsons, Brandon Whitley and Noah Whitley; and one brother, J.E. Woodard and wife, Bettie, of Wilson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lee Whitley; one son, Phillip Lee Whitley; two grandsons, Justin McRae Whitley and Steven Allen Whitley; her parents, Alex Jefferson and Mary Gardner Woodard; and seven brothers and sisters.

Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC, is serving the Whitley family. Online condolences may be sent to


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