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Ruth Long Graham
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Mrs. Ruth Long Graham, age 92 of Wilkesboro, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018 at State Employees Credit Union Hospice Home in Yadkinville.

Mrs. Graham was born in Asheville on September 8, 1925 to Clyde S and Allie V. Long.
She graduated Candler High School and Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Atlanta. She started her nursing career at Aston Parks Hospital in Asheville.

She married James Graham of Inman, SC. In 1954 she moved to Wilkes where Mr. Graham was a teacher at Millers Creek High School. She was employed at Wilkes Regional Hospital for 41 years and retired as the Director of Nursing. She was very instrumental in establishing the Chapel at the hospital. She was also recognized and honored by the Hospital Auxiliary for her work and service to the people of Wilkes County. She was active in the North Carolina Nurses Association where she was a lifetime member as well as the American Nurses Association. She was a member of Home Health Board, First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro where she served as a Deacon, Assistant Clerk, and served on the Library Committee, Homebound Committee and Benevolence Committee.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro with Dr. Bert Young and Dr. Nelson Granade officiating. Burial will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Monday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. Those attending can help celebrate Ruth’s life by wearing red.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; James Graham, three sisters; Dorothy Clontz, Mary Long, Betty Thornburg and two brothers; Wesley Long and Clyde Long and longtime friend; Dr. William L. Bundy.

She is survived by a son; Jimmy Graham and wife Diane of Huntersville and several nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to Carolyn Garcia, loving friend and caregiver.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Fred C. Hubbard Scholarship Fund – Wilkes Community College, 1328 S. Collegiate Drive, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home

270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659





11:00 AM
First Baptist Ch of North Wilkesboro

510 D Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Cemetery Details


Mountlawn Memorial Park

Hwy 18 North
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Memorial Contribution

Fred C. Hubbard Scholarship Fund - Wilkes Community College

1328 S. Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

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