Ruth Ann Reed, 81


FOUR OAKS — Ruth Ann Reed passed away peacefully at her home on May 11, 2019, in Four Oaks at the age of 81. She was born in Henrietta, New York, on Sept. 9, 1937. Ms. Reed moved from Corning, New York in 2003 after the death of her husband. She enjoyed bowling, going to various music performances, traveling, and babysitting her grandchildren.

Ms. Reed was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Robert “Bob” M. Reed Sr.; and their son, Thomas “Tom” L. Reed. She is survived by their son, Robert “Bob” M. Reed Jr. and wife Christine “Chris;” son, James E. Reed and girlfriend Gail Arnold; and daughter, Penny A. Reed, all in North Carolina. Ms. Reed is also survived by three grandchildren in North Carolina, three grandchildren in Florida, and one grandchild in New York. She also has several great-grandchildren in North Carolina, Florida, and New York along with two great-great-grandchildren in New York. Ms. Reed also had several nieces and nephews.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ms. Reed’s life. A small funeral service will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019, with a visitation to follow the service at West & Dunn Funeral Home in Benson, North Carolina. The Rev. Randy Beasley will be officiating the service. Family will receive family and friends following the funeral service. Ms. Reed will be laid to rest beside her husband with a small graveside burial at Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post, New York.

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Services have been entrusted to West & Dunn Funeral Home of Benson, North Carolina.


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