Ruby Markham Knowles, age 90, died Monday, December 29, 2014 at the Hock Family Pavilion. The youngest of eighteen children and the last to survive, Ruby was born in Efland, NC to the late James V. and Jamie Proctor Markham on September 8, 1924.
Ruby is survived by her three children, Ronald R. Knowles (Brenda) of Hillsborough, NC; Sharon Knowles Dorthy of Winston-Salem, NC; and Danny Knowles (Kay) of Graham, NC; three grandchildren, Matthew Knowles and Jennifer and Nathan Dorthy; and three great-grandchildren, Fletcher and Bennett Knowles and Reece Dorthy; and two nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur E. Knowles.
Graveside services will be held 12:00 p.m. Friday, January 2, 2015 at Maplewood Cemetery, Section 16. Friends may visit prior to the service at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Durham from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Duke HomeCare & Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704.
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