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Ruth Dilday

December 21, 1919 - March 29, 2013

MURFREESBORO, NC – Ruth Hall Dilday, age 93, passed away Friday, March 29 at Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital.

She had been married for 46 years to the late Raymond McCoy Dilday and lived in Murfreesboro for 70 years. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Gwendolyn H. Smith, Dorothy H. Outland, Floyd Hall, A.V. Hall, Wilma Morris and Pauline H. Johnson; and son-in-law, Wayne Moore.

Mrs. Dilday was born in Bertie County and grew up in Roxobel. She was a homemaker and an active member of Murfreesboro Baptist Church. She was a friend to all, loved handwork and making things look pretty.

Her survivors include two daughters, Connie D. Moore of Franklin, VA, Mary Alice Dilday of Raleigh, NC; two grandchildren, Raye Moore and wife Melanie of Franklin, VA, and Robert Moore and wife Lea Ann of Hampton, VA. She was ‘grandma Ruth’ to her great-grandchildren, Davis and Danielle Moore of Franklin, VA; and Allison and Caitlyn Moore of Hampton, VA.

The family will receive friends at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie on Saturday, March 30 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, and other times at Mrs. Dilday’s home in Murfreesboro. A celebration of life service will be conducted on Sunday, March 31 at Murfreesboro Baptist Church at 3:00 PM with the Rev. Lee Canipe and Rev. Thomas Caulkins officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook by visiting

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2013

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie

205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Service Information

Date: Sunday, March 31, 2013

Time: 3:00 pm


Murfreesboro Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

Main Street
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

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