Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Ruby Louise Talbert Miller

Ruby Louise Talbert Miller, of Albemarle, passed away quietly Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born April 20, 1929 in the rural Stanly County Community of Palestine. She was the daughter of the late Jonas Paul Talbert and the late Margie Hatley Talbert, of Albemarle.

Ruby graduated Albemarle High School in 1947. She received her Varsity Team Letter in 1947, having served her basketball team in 1946 as Co-Captain. She led the 1947 championship team as Captain in 1947. Ruby was a wife, a busy homemaker, and a mother of five children. In later years she worked part time as an Administrative Assistant for her husband Raymond at Two Way Radio Service of Albemarle, N. C. She volunteered at Stanly Memorial Hospital as a Pink Lady. She was a life long member of North Albemarle Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish fond memories are her husband of 67 years, Raymond J. Miller; three daughters, Cathy Pearson (Glenn) of Concord, N. C.; Janet Maywald (Danny) of North Richland Hills, Texas; Sharon Beach (David) of Keller, Texas; two sons, Frank Miller of Pinellas, Florida; Brent Miller of Albemarle; twelve grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one brother, Larry Talbert (Ginger) of Aiken, S.C.

Funeral Service for Mrs. Miller will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, December 22, 2017 in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel. The family will be receiving friends from 12:30-2:00PM prior to the service. Burial will follow at Stanly Gardens of Memory.

The Miller Family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Community Homecare & Hospice at www.communityhch.com

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Miller Family.


  • Diane Harris Posted December 20, 2017 4:07 pm

    Miller Family, Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Ruby was very special to me and my mother and father and brother. She was more like a sister than a cousin. I have fond memories of her family and my family being together almost daily. I am thankful for having known her and her sweet and loving ways. She was the best.

  • Sandra Nance Posted December 20, 2017 7:23 pm

    I had the honor of becoming friends with Ruby at the CARE Cafe over the past few years. She was a unique and joyful character. She could make anyone laugh and that is a special gift. She was loved by all and will never be forgotten. Love and prayers for peace for the Miller Family.

  • David and Sarah Fisher Posted December 21, 2017 4:41 pm

    Our deepest condolences and prayers to the Miller family.

  • Darlene Almond McCabe Posted December 22, 2017 1:51 pm

    Raymond and family sorry to hear of your loss. I’ll be keeping all of you in my prayers.

  • Maria Smith Ray Posted January 4, 2018 11:45 am

    My memories of Ruby are filled with fond moments of her southern laughter , genuine concern., and her fabulous cake baking!!
    My heartfelt condolences to Sharon , Frank, Brent , Cathy, Janet & Raymond.

    Peace & Prayers,


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