Ruby Morris Smith

Published 10:09 am Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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Ruby Morris Smith, 99, of Advance, died on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 at Trinity Elms Healthcare and Rehab in Forsyth County.

She was born in Johnston County on Dec. 24, 1920 to the late Elmer Alonzo and Victoria Lamm Morris and was the wife of 55 years to the late William Wesley Smith.

She was a member of Shallow Ford Christian Church in Elon, and a lifetime member of the Women’s Fellowship.  In her later years she attended Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Advance. She retired from Western Electric Co. after 35 years. She enjoyed fishing at the beach, shopping, gardening, having breakfast with friends and going to different churches for dinner and fellowship. She also loved to entertain, bake and decorate for Christmas.

Survivors: her daughter, Gail Smith Page; grandchildren, Maria Page and Jennifer Page Cartner (Doug); great-grandchildren, Zachary Cartner and Erin Cartner; sister, Connie Morris Edwards; brothers, Milford and Linwood Morris; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by: son-in-law, Donnie Page; brothers, Herbert, Jesse, Leon, Vester, E.D., Layton and Jimmy Morris; and sisters, Mary Overman Kimrey, Octavia Driver, Juanita Lynch and Jean Faye Thompson.

There will be a private service to celebrate her life.  The service will be available to view after noon on Saturday at  You may also send condolences and sign the online register book.

Memorials: Shallow Ford Christian Church, 1263 Shallowford Church Rd, Elon, 27244; and Bethlehem UMC, 321 Redland Rd., Advance.