Mrs. Ruby Paschal Ivey

Published 4:49 pm Monday, March 18, 2019

MURPHY, N.C. — Ruby Paschal Ivey, 88, of Murphy, North Carolina and formerly of River View, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in a Blairsville hospital. She was a native of River View but had lived most of her life in Maryland before retiring in River View. Ruby was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed spending time with her family.

She was the daughter of the late Grady B. and Kate Smith Paschal and the wife of the late Thereay Ivey, who died June 17, 2007. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Gwendolyn Lull.

Surviving are a daughter, Nanette “Nan” Gouge and husband, Charles of Murphy; three sons, Ricky Ivey of Baltimore, Maryland, Don Ivey and wife, Monika of Murphy, and Jerry Ivey and wife, Roxanne of Elkton, Maryland; three brothers, Wallace Paschal and wife, Loreen of Opelika, Holland Paschal and wife Faye of Valley and Leon Paschal and wife Dorothy of Tiger, Georgia.; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

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A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. CDT, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in the Shady Grove Christian Church in Opelika. The interment will be in the church cemetery.

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of arrangements.

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