Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Ruby Maye Hopkins Russell

Ruby Maye Hopkins Russell, 93, of Albemarle passed away Sunday July 9, 2017 at CHS-Stanly. Her funeral will be Tuesday July 11 at 4 PM at Porter Baptist Church with Rev. Kinney Wallace and Rev. Chris Wallace officiating. The burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 till 8 PM Monday at Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care.

Born April 20, 1924 in Stanly County, she was the daughter of the late Harvel Benton Hopkins and Agnes Talbert Hopkins. Ruby was employed for a number of years with the finishing department at Wiscasset Mills Co. and was last employed by School Food Services where she retired from South Stanly School Cafeteria. She was a faithful member of Porter Baptist Church as long as she was able. Ruby was also a member of the Helping Hands Sunday school class.

She was married for 60 years to Paul Russell who preceded her in death on March 22, 2004. In addition to her husband, Ruby was preceded in death by her daughter Betty Jean Russell on September 16, 1953, one brother Eugene Thomas Hopkins, and one sister Pauline Thomas. Survivors include nephew Stanley (Missy) Russell of Albemarle, niece Anita (Jon) Spitzhoff of Concord, nephew Gene (Becky) Hopkins of Charlotte, nephew Bill (Pat) Russell of Norwood, God-Daughter Terrie Bennett of Roanoke Rapids, NC, and numerous other loving nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Community Homecare & Hospice, 120 N Main St, Troy, NC 27371 or to Gideon International, Stanly South Camp P.O. Box 182 Albemarle, NC 28002


  • Todd & Ann Hopkins Posted July 9, 2017 5:11 pm

    Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers. Aunt Ruby was such a sweet lady.

  • Angie stogner Posted July 9, 2017 8:55 pm

    Thinking of you and missy Russell during this time! Always in my thoughts and prayers! May God give you peace and comfort during these next difficult days! Sending much Love! Chris and Angie Stogner

  • Marsha D Watson-Moore Posted July 10, 2017 12:37 am

    Ruby had such a kind and gentle soul. Beautiful inside and out. I have many treasured memories of her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

  • Ginger Harris Posted July 10, 2017 11:02 am

    Taylor residents and staff enjoyed getting to know Mrs. Russell. She always brightened our day with her sweet words. She will surely be missed. We are praying for you all.

  • Flynn Richardson Posted July 10, 2017 2:27 pm

    Such a godly, encouraging lady. She will be missed. Our prayers ascend for her family & her church family.

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