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Ruthene Shirley (Fowler) Sykes

May 4, 1941 ~ September 17, 2017 (age 76)

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Clarendon, NC

Mrs. Ruthene Shirley Sykes, age 76, of Ed Ward Rd., Clarendon, NC died Sunday, September 17, 2017 in her home.  Born May 4, 1941 in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Culbert and Della Beck Fowler and the widow of Rev. Brooks Carlyle Sykes.                                                                                                                         

She is survived by one son: Gary Sykes (Melissa) of Tabor City; one daughter: Glenda Spivey (Roger)of Clarendon; three sisters: Wanda Fowler of Clarendon; Linda Prevatte of Whiteville, Maelene Coleman of Clarendon;  five grandchildren: Jeremy Spivey, Kelly Cribb, Travis Sykes, Ariel Sykes, Lacey Sykes; four great grandchildren: Summer Strickland, Chase Soles, Macelyn Soles, Tanner Sykes; two step great grandchildren: Drake Cribb, Hunter Cribb;  and one great great grandchild: Autumn Norris.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by: two brothers: Ronnie Fowler and J.C. Fowler.

She was a member of Pireway Original Free Will Baptist Church in Tabor City.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 7 PM to 9 PM in the Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 3 PM in the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in the Stanley Fowler Cemetery in Clarendon.


A service of Inman Ward Funeral Home 

 Service Information

September 20, 2017

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Inman Ward Funeral Home
300 East 5th Street
Tabor City, NC 28463

Funeral Service
September 21, 2017

3:00 PM
Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel
300 East 5th
Tabor City, NC 28463

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