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Ruth Green Parker

October 26, 1931 — February 24, 2024

Siler City

Ruth Parker, 92, of Siler City, passed away Saturday, February 24th, 2024, surrounded by family.

She was born in Chatham County, NC, on October 26th, 1931, to Warren J. Green and Emma B. Riddle Green. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William Ralph Parker, Sr. and her twin brother, Roy Green.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Karen P. Holmes (Bill) of Castle Hayne, NC, her son, William Ralph Parker, Jr. (Tammy) of Lillington, NC; her grandchildren, Lauren H. Oglesby (Michael) of Cary; Parker Holmes of Raleigh; and William C. Parker of Lillington, NC; one sister, Jane G. Patch of Colleyville, TX.

Ruth is a graduate of Paul Braxton High School and went to secretarial school in Asheboro, NC. For many years, she worked as a bookkeeper/secretary with several different companies and retiring from Perfection Equipment Company. She was a member of the Siler City Presbyterian Church and sang with the church choir and was very active in the church. Ruth loved playing bridge, walking, shopping, hanging out with her lady friends and going to the beach.

A memorial service will be held at Siler City Presbyterian Church, Saturday, March 2nd, 2024, at 2 pm. Visitation will be from 1 – 2 pm at the church. Services will be officiated by Reverend Richard LaDew. Burial services will be announced at a later date. The family would like to thank her caregivers, especially Lisa, Wilda, and Pam.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Siler City Presbyterian Church, 720 W. 3rd St., Siler City, NC 27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home will be assisting the Parker family.

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