Ruby Patton Farris, 80, of Morganton, NC died Friday, March 11, 2011 following a lengthy illness. Born in Burke County, NC on January 13, 1931, she was the daughter of the late David Alexander Patton and Cora Seagle Patton. Ruby was an active and longtime member of Bethel United Methodist Church on Dysartsville Road.Ruby is survived by her husband, Bob Farris of the home; children, Marlow Farris and wife, Debbie, Dwight Farris and wife, Jann, Mark Farris and wife, Susan, and Robin Beaver and husband, Jim, all of Morganton; sisters, Naomi Watson, Faye Jaynes, and Jean Jackson, all of Morganton; grandchildren, Neil Farris and wife, Patricia, Matthew Farris and wife, Lori, Lindsay Farris, Leslie Gragg and husband, Jonathan, and Kirby Farris; great-grandchildren, Delainey Farris, Ryan Farris, Elly Kate Gragg, and Gracie Farris; and a number of nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.The funeral will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, March 14, 2011 at Bethel United Methodist Church on Dysartsville Road with Reverends April Abernethy and Don Farris officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall one hour prior to the service. At other times the family will be at the home on Jamestown Road. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 5011 Dysartsville Road, Morganton, NC 28655.Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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