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Ruth Bailey Fulbright

Ruth Bailey Fulbright
  • November 29, 1925 - July 9, 2019
  • Connelly Springs, North Carolina

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“Dear Renee I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Please know that that you are and will continue to be in my prayers in the days and weeks...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Sylvia Lail - Valdese, NC

“Dear Yates and Family, We were saddened to learn of Ruth's passing. We shall always remember the quiet beauty and grace which were such a large...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: William Yost - Granite Falls, NC

“Dear Uncle Yates, Rita, Renee and Yates, we are thinking of you all at this time. Know that our love and fondest memories are with you all. Love you...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Vicky Mergenthal - Murrells inlet, SC

“Renee, Rita, YatesSo sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Mom. Prayers and blessings for the days ahead. My Mom made it to 93 also. Strong...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Janet Mask Beckom - Granite Falls

“Aunt Ruth clearly embraced the strong Christian faith in which she was raised, and in which she raised her family, confident in her eternal...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Gill Abernathy - Alexandria, VA

“Growing up with Ruth as a lifelong neighbor was a joy. My heart is heavy and my thoughts and prayers are with everyone she leaves behind. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Libby Bowman - Halfway, MO

Mrs. Ruth Bailey Fulbright, 93, of Connelly Springs, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Burke Hospice & Palliative Care, following a period of declining health.
Ruth was born on November 29, 1925 in Burke County to the late Stanley Bailey and Lourah Williams Bailey. She was a lifetime member of Mount Harmony United Methodist Church and was retired from the Alba-Waldensian Inc.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and six sisters.
Survivors include her husband of almost 73 years, Yates Fulbright of the home, her children, Rita F. Bowman (Eric) of Morganton, Renee F. Abee(Joel) of Hildebran, and Yates E. Fulbright Jr.(Armando) of Miami, FL. Also survivng are four grandchildren; Brian Bowman(MaryBeth), Adam Bowman, Emily A. Hudson(Blain), and Erin A Wall(Daniel), great-grandchildren, Dustin Hudson(Ashlen), Jacob Hudson, Davis and Jackson Wall, Hunter and Hannah Bowman, three great great-grandchildren, Emma, Alivia and Cason Hudson and one sister, Hazel B. Abernathy of Icard.
Funeral services for Mrs. Fulbright will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. at Mount Harmony United Methodist Church, 7967 Mt. Harmony Ch. Rd., with Rev. George Williams officiating. Entombment will follow at the Burke Memorial Park Mausoleum with Brian and Adam Bowman, Dustin and Jacob Hudson and Daniel Wall serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, from 6:00 until 7:30 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.
Memorials may be sent to Burke Hospice & Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690, or to Mount Harmony UMC, P.O. Box 157, Icard, NC 28666.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Fulbright family.