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Ruby Sarah McCurdy

April 3, 1925 — April 4, 2020

Ruby “Sarah” McCurdy, 95, of Vashti, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, Saturday, April 4.
She was born Friday, April 3, 1925, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Noah and Lacy (Blackwelder) Childers. Sarah was a charter member of Vashti Baptist Church, who loved to share her love of God and the importance of a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where she was saved and Baptized, always held a special place in her heart. She spent her life working on the farm with her family until recently and especially enjoyed picking up eggs with her grandson, Kevin.
In addition to her parents, Sarah was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Jack McCurdy, one brother, Hub Childers, six sisters, Esther Deal, Blondell Meadows, Delsie Wike, Chancie Matheson, Suma Matheson, Sue Picklesimer, an infant brother, and grandson in law, Bob Leenerts.
Those left to cherish her memory include one son, Dale McCurdy and wife Brenda, one daughter, Tammy Ball and husband Frank, six grandchildren, Enita Leenerts, Tina Walker and husband Mark, Jenny Davis and husband Jody, Jason McCurdy and wife Sarah, Brandon Ball and wife Sierra, and Kevin Ball, twelve great grandchildren, Atina Keever, Nici Rudisill and husband Chad, Jackson Walker, Dawson Walker and wife Amber, Gretchen and Parker Davis, Camden, Zack, Zander, and Carsyn McCurdy, Mason and Hadley Ball, and one great grandchild Rayne Rudisill, brother in law, Red Picklesimer of Charlotte, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, April 7, at 11am at Vashti Baptist Church cemetery. Rev. Toni Daniels and Rev. Allen Fox will officiate. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane. Taylorsville, NC 28681.
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