Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Ruby Alene Goss

Ruby Alene Goss, 98, of Oakboro, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 at her home surrounded by family. The family will have a private service for Mrs. Goss.

Mrs. Goss was the oldest member of Canton Baptist Church where she enjoyed going for over 60 years. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed feeding her animals. Ruby was an excellent cook and mastered making fried chicken and biscuits.

Ruby is survived by her children; Shelbia Shore of Oakboro, Gloria Mann of Charlotte, Judy Hager (Jerry) of Albemarle, Terry Goss (Becky) of Stanfield, Kathy Waters (Jimmy) of Concord; sister Joyce James of Williamsburg, VA; 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Oliver Thompson Goss who was a United States Navy Veteran and several siblings.

Due to an order issued by NC Governor Roy Cooper to limit crowd size, the service may only be attended by family, funeral home staff, and guest personally invited by the family.

Memorial contributions can be made to Community Home Care and Hospice at 1024 Albemarle Rd. Ste 904, Troy, NC 27371 or to Coltrane LIFE Center at 321 Corban Ave. SE, Concord, NC 28025.

A special thanks to the nurses with Community Home Care and Hospice for the care they provided to Mrs. Goss.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Goss family.


  • Linda Griffin Posted March 24, 2020 1:42 pm

    I have some very fond and wonderful memories of your Mom . She always had me laughing!! My Mom really thought the world of her! She was a wonderful person!! She will be greatly missed!! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!!!!

  • Cristy Giddens Posted March 24, 2020 2:24 pm

    Ruby has always been one of my favorite people, love to her family. I am thankful to have known her. The Lord blesses us with guiding elders. Thanks be to God for sharing Ruby with the Canton Church family.

  • Regina Barbee Posted March 24, 2020 2:37 pm

    Dear Mama Shelbia, Angie, Toni, Lisa, Larry, Greg, and the rest of the Goss Family:
    My heart hurts so for each of you. Having her here with you all this time was such a huge blessing, I know, but undoubtedly that will make it much harder to not have her here with you now. I am so happy you can rejoice in knowing she is with Jesus! Grandma Goss always made me feel happy. She was always smiling and picking, which always put a smile on my face. I can definitely see her in you Mama Shelbia, in you Angie, in you Toni, in you Lisa, in you Larry, and in you Greg. Always hold her close, she will never be far away. Much love to you all. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

  • Dominique Mitchell Posted March 24, 2020 3:24 pm

    I called her my grandmother when mrs lisa teach me in cosmology. She was nice and caring person. When she smile she bright the whole room. She will be miss

  • Gwen Hinson Posted March 24, 2020 4:10 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Ruby. She befriended me when I was a young girl and I loved her very much. Ruby had a great sense of humor and was a wonderful person, Heaven gained a good one.

  • Aleece Lehman Posted March 24, 2020 6:58 pm

    Randy and I loved being her neighbor for many years. She was so beautiful in many ways! Prayers for her family that loved her so much. She was blessed in many ways and her family was also just to have this precious soul in their lives!! God bless!!

  • Joyce Lowder Grimmitt Posted March 25, 2020 4:36 pm

    Judy, My prayers and sympathy to you and your family.. Your mom was so sweet to put up with us as kids.

  • Steve Almond Posted March 26, 2020 12:10 pm

    Terry, I’m thinking of you at this difficult time.

  • Maxine Dunn Posted March 27, 2020 5:52 pm

    Judy, Jerry and family. Jerry and I would like to send all our love and prayers to all of you. .I remember many years ago, we went with the children to visit the mall and seeing your mom there. She has always been so nice and sweet. We know that you all will miss her terribly. Hopefully we will all see our loved ones again. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know. We love you very much.

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