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Ruby (Hogan) Guffey

August 13, 1935 ~ August 15, 2018 (age 83)

Ruby Hogan Guffey of Old Fort passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville at the age of 83.  Ruby was born in Old Fort on August 13, 1935 to the late Guy Hogan and Ethel Lanning Hogan.  She was very active in the Bethlehem community her entire life and over the years made many loving friends due to her kindhearted and generous nature.  Ruby was most well known for her cooking and baking abilities, not the least of which were her prized brownies.  “Nanny”, as her grandchildren knew her, made certain that a visit to her house meant leaving with something good to eat.  A faithful, long time member of Old Fort First Baptist Church, she enjoyed spending time with her church family as well.  Her beloved husband of 59 years, Hugh Guffey, and her sister, Barbara Sanders, preceded her in death.

Ruby leaves behind to cherish her memory her two loving daughters, Roni Hall and husband Eddie of Nebo and Sandra Gainey and husband Olin of Pleasant Gardens; her sister, Joan Vess and husband Ray of Old Fort; five grandchildren, Justin Hall, Maria Hall and fiancé Scott Hager, Jason Gainey and wife Sarah, Jennifer Lawson and husband Robert, and Joni Gainey; three great-grandchildren, Brayden Warren, Avery Pressley, and Jace Gainey; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A service of remembrance and celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Old Fort First Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Don Berry officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church and at other times will be at Ruby’s home.  Burial will follow at Bethlehem Community Cemetery where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved Hugh.  Flowers are appreciated, however, those desiring to make a memorial contribution in her memory are encouraged to consider Old Fort First Baptist Church at 203 E. Main Street, Old Fort, NC  28762.

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