Ruby Lee Rich Clement
MAGGIE VALLEY — Ruby Lee Rich Clement, 82, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at the Abernethy Laurels Retirement Community in Newton, NC. She was born Oct. 2, 1934, to the late Charlie Lee Rich and Zeomia Vanalee McGaha Rich. She was a graduate of Waynesville Township High School, worked most of her life as a dedicated house wife, loving wife, mother, and prolific farmer. In addition, she served 20 years as a part-time employee at the Haywood County Farm Service Agency serving the farming community.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband of 61-1/2 years, Charlie Jacob Clement; her son Larry Dewayne Clement; her sister Nettie Frances Rich; her brother George Thomas Rich.
Left to cherish her memory are a son Terry Douglas Clement of Maggie Valley; a daughter Mitzi Denee Cline and her husband Derek of Hickory; two grandchildren Ella Grace Cline and Noah Cline both of Hickory; two brothers Clyde Wilburn Rich and John Solomon Rich of Maggie Valley; one sister Dorothy Mae Rich Gibson of Maggie Valley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Garrett Funeral Home with the Reverends Erma Bond and Amy White Forga. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at the funeral home followed by graveside services at Garrett Hillcrest Memorial Park.
A message of comfort may be left to the family and guest registry may be signed at www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com. Donations can be made to the Maggie Valley Community Gardens at www.givinggardensnc.weebly.com.