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Ruby Simmons Bennett

November 16, 1930 — October 27, 2022

Asheboro

 

Ruby Simmons Bennett, age 91, of Asheboro passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at the Randolph Hospice House.

Mrs. Bennett was born in Alamance County on November 16, 1930 to Grover and Bertha Corder Simmons.  She was a 1949 graduate of Seagrove High School. Ruby's first job was as a sewer at Pinehurst Textiles and she retired from GE (Black & Decker).  She was a homemaker on their tobacco farm, helping her husband Ferman Cole.  Ruby was a member of Center Cross Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her infant son, Dannie Lee Cole, grandson, Jason Cole, first husband, Ferman Cole, brothers, Raeford, Ralph, and Kenneth Simmons, sisters, Mattie McDowell, and Betty and Ruth Simmons, and second husband, Kelly Bennett. She had a passion for sewing and making clothes for her family.  Ruby loved taking pound cakes to family and friends and had a secret recipe for macaroni and cheese.

She is survived by her sons, Phillip Cole (Sharon) and Barry Cole (Sharon); daughter, Shirley Cagle (Ben), grandsons, Scott Cole, Greg Cagle (Shelley), and Kevin Cole; granddaughters, Stephanie Cagle (Kevin) and Kim Gillispie (Nathan); great grandchildren, Mikayla, Kayley, Camden, and Bexley Cole, Lawton and Jax Cagle, and Chloe, Rebecca, and Grant Gillispie.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 30, 2022 from 1:00-2:00 pm at Center Cross Baptist Church, 1789 Center Cross Church Road in Asheboro.  Funeral services will follow on Sunday at 2:00 pm at the church with Rev. Nathan Smith.  Burial will be held in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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Sunday, October 30, 2022

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Sunday, October 30, 2022

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Sunday, October 30, 2022

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1789 Center Cross Church Rd, Asheboro, NC 27205

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