Eddie Bell Rucker

Published 9:22 pm Monday, November 13, 2017

Eddie Bell Rucker, 95, of East Spencer, died on Nov. 12, 2017, at Magnolia Gardens in East Spencer, where she had resided the last six years.

She was born in Rowan County on May 27, 1922, daughter of the late Jim and Eddie Montgomery Gray. She was educated in Rowan County schools, and spent the majority of her life in New York.  She and her late husband, Leo Rucker, returned to North Carolina and made their home in Woodleaf. She was a member of Freedom Mission United Church of God, and last attended Erwin temple CME Church.

All 13 of her siblings preceded her in death, including 7 brothers, Cleveland Gray, Woodrow Gray, Bishop W.O.K. Gray, Wade Montgomery, J.C. Montgomery, Henry Montgomery, and David Montgomery; 6 sisters, Betty Gray, Willie Mae Lytle, Leazer Smyre, Mary Lovell, Susie Steele, and Doretha Vaughters.

Survivors: a devoted brother-in-law, Herman Rucker; 3 additional brothers-in-law, James, Carlton, and Billy Rucker; 2 sisters-in-law, Clara Tomlin and Christine Summers; a devoted nephew, Raymond Gray; several other nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

A graveside service was to be held on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Rowan Memorial Park in Salisbury.  The family was to receive friends from noon-1 p.m. at Graham Funeral Home in Mocksville.

Condolences: www.GrahamFuneralHome.net.