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Ruth Clarke Holliday

November 18, 1931 — February 22, 2023

Siler City


Ruth Clarke Holliday passed away in her sleep in the early morning of Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

She was predeceased by her parents, Claude and Evangeline Clark; a sister, Joanne West; a brother, Frank Clark; and her husbands, Joseph E. Greene and William L. Holliday.

Quite active, Ruth lived independently driving herself on errands to church and visits until January 2020, when a nighttime beside fall left her with a fractured pelvis from which she recovered to walk again and return to her home at 308 W. Dolphin Street. After her 91st birthday, she weakened in a skilled nursing facility and brief hospice care.

She is survived by her daughters, Fabienne Greene Budd and husband Michael, and Pamella Kay Greene; brothers, Dean Clark (Nina), and Robert Clark, and sister, Elaine Thain.

A quiet graveside service was officiated by Reverend Jim Wall Friday, February 24, 2023 at Oakwood Cemetery.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Holliday family.

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Friday, February 24, 2023

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