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Buffalo Cemetery
Saturday April 9th, 2016
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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First Baptist Church
Saturday April 9th, 2016

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Ruth H Naylor

Ruth Hairr Naylor, 90, of Sanford passed away Wednesday April 6, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm Saturday at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Buffalo Cemetery.

Ruth was born and raised in Sampson County, NC and was the daughter of Wiley Eschol Hairr and Elizabeth Tew Hairr. In 1950, she moved, with her husband James, to Sanford and immediately joined the First Baptist Church. Her dear friends in Sanford, the church and her family became the foundation of a happy and blessed life.

She is survived by her husband of 71 years, James Tilghman Naylor and daughters Martha N. Jobe of Mebane and Joan N. Barnes and husband John of Stokes Co. She was the proud grandparent of Laura J. Gaddy ( Tadd), Amy J. Nelson ( Scott), Jackson Barnes ( Ariane) and Carla Barnes. She was GiGi to four precious great-grandchildren, Lila, Beau, Bryn and Mira. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Elwood and Pittman Hairr, and sisters, Osie Marie Hairr, Otha Honeycutt, Mildred Worley, and Olive Blythe. She has one surviving sister Barbara Davis and husband J.E. of Salemburg, NC.

Her life was enriched with the love of her many brothers and sisters through marriage and the nieces and nephews in her extended family.

The family will receive friends beginning at 2:00pm Saturday in the Parlor at First Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Dr, Sanford, NC 27330; or to the charity of one’s choice.

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With deepest sympathy-you are in my prayers

Barbara Causey Apr 10 2016 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers go to the Naylor
family during this difficult time. May God
Offer you peace and comfort.

Esther Wicker Apr 9 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about your Mom. She was truly a special lady and a southern treasure. Joan, I will always cherish the memories of time spent with your family and all of our many adventures. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Loving you.

Angela Royal Scott Apr 8 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Naylor

Gerald and Bobbie Dickerson Apr 8 2016 12:00 AM

Our sincere condolences to you all, Martha we love you, take comfort in knowing your Mother is in the arms of the Lord.

Gerald Dickerson Apr 8 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Naylor

Betty Hall Apr 8 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your

Betty Hall Apr 8 2016 12:00 AM

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A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Naylor

Eschol & Debbie Hairr Apr 7 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Naylor

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