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Ruth Ann Reed

September 9, 1937 ~ May 11, 2019 (age 81)

Ruth Ann Reed passed away peacefully at her home on May 11, 2019 in Four Oaks, NC at the age of 81. She was born in Henrietta, NY on September 9, 1937. Ms. Reed moved from Corning, NY 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 NC. Ms. Reed is also survived by three grandchildren in NC, three grandchildren in FL, one grandchild in NY. She also has several great-grandchildren in NC, FL, and NY along with 2 great-great grandchildren in NY. 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 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at West and Dunn Funeral Home in Benson, NC. 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, NY.

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


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