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Jan. 29, 2024
3 p.m.


Jan. 29, 2024
4 p.m.

Ruby Hoyle Hutchins, 93, of Morganton, NC, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

Born in Rutherford County, NC on February 19, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Belo “Andy” Hoyle and “Lillie” Florence Ross Hoyle.

Ruby was a member of Burkemont Baptist Church where she served in many roles. She was a very organized lady and retired as a switchboard operator from Grace Hospital. Ruby enjoyed playing scrabble, dearly loved her family, and especially enjoyed having tea parties with the children.

Ruby is survived by her daughter, Maretta H. Hamrick (Bruce); son, Jack Hutchins (Christina Langley); grandchildren, Jamaica Hutchins Kreps (Jay), Martina Hutchins (Matt), and Donald Hamrick (Kelly); five great-granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Hutchins; and siblings, Billy Hoyle, Bernie Hoyle, Herman Hoyle, Robert Hoyle, Modene Landis, Ruth Kimbrell, and Lillian Greene.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., Monday, January 29, 2024 at Sossoman Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. in the Colonial Chapel of the funeral home with Dr. Luke Lane officiating. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Burkemont Baptist Church, 4668 Burkemont Road, Morganton, NC 28655.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Maretta, Bruce and family, So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you .

—Austin and Stephanie Wright

Aunt Ruby blessed me in so many ways. My life has been greatly enriched by her love, support, and influence. I praise God for the life she lived and the difference she has made for the many people whose lives she touched. Dear Family, I pray for you as you go through this time of mourning her passing. While we continue on this path, we will treasure our memories and long for our reunion with her in Heaven one sweet day. Janice Brewington

—Janice Brewington
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I didn't know Ms. RUBY, but I have heard nothing but wonderful things about her. I know she will be truly missed. Being a Godly woman, she has it All. A little bit of Ruby lives within each and every Heart she touched. May God Bless, and comfort this Family.

—Debbie Rhoney

I remember Ruby from when she worked at Grace Hospital. She was a kind and precious lady. One thing I remember about her is that if she saw a name of someone she knew on the patient list she would send them a card. It was a delightful surprise when you were having a bad day to receive that wonderful card that you weren't expecting. My condolences to all her family. Penny Helton

—Penny Helton
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Maretta and Bruce You are in my thoughts and prayers! Take care of yourself! Love/Prayers, Sharon Cain

—Sharon S Cain

Ruby Hutchins was one of the sweetest and most precious people I have ever known. It was a pleasure to visit with her. She was so kind and loving and always concerned about friends and acquaintances. She will be missed by many.

—Kay Pollard
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Ms. Ruby was my aunt's roommate at College Pines. She was a very sweet person and always very kind to my aunt.

—Lisa Reeves
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Maretta and Family, Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this sad time. We love you and we know God will see you through this.

—Benny $ Barbara Childers
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Miss Ruby and her husband were some of the first to welcome us to Burkemont when we joined in 1981. She always had a smile and was such a sweet spirit. She will be sorely missed.

—Steve and Brenda Blevins