Ruth Hazel Reynolds Gregory, 75, of Elkin passed away Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. She was born April 3, 1945, in Wilkes County to Kemp and Mary Isabell Luffman Reynolds.
Mrs. Gregory was a member of Little Elkin Baptist Church and retired from Suncrest Farms.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Billy Ray “Tip” Gregory; son-in-law, Garry Gentry; brother, Charlie Reynolds; half-brother, Odell Baker and wife, Norma Jean Baker; half-sister, Marie Baker; and brother-in-law, Earl Wagoner.
Survivors include daughter, Karen Layell and husband, Jeff, of State Road; stepdaughters, Kim Gentry Hudspeth and husband, Steve, of Thurmond, Kathy Eskridge and husband, Mike, of Jonesville; brother, Maynard Reynolds and wife, Shirley, of State Road; half-brother, Johnny Baker of Thomasville; sisters, Idesta Lyon and husband, Joe, of Elkin, Maxine Wagoner of Roaring River, twin sister, Ruby Hawkins and husband, Jim, of Thurmond, Cathy Collins and husband, Eddie, of Wilkesboro; sister-in-law, Jolene Reynolds of North Wilkesboro; grandchildren, Erin Eskridge, Kurt Eskridge and fiancée, Jessica Argo, Nick Gentry and wife, Kasey, Sarah Gentry Marshall and husband, Ronald; and great-grandchildren, Presley Swaim, Ian Gentry, Gage Marshall and Natalie Pearl Marshall.
A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Little Elkin Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Keith Lyon and Rev. Seth Siceloff officiating. Mrs. Gregory will lie-in-state Tuesday from noon to 5 p.m. at Elkin Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Little Elkin Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1161 Little Elkin Church Rd, Ronda, N.C., 28670 or Stone’s Throw Christian Ministries, 1927 N. Bridge St., Elkin, N.C., 28621.
The family would like to thank the staff of Chatham Nursing and Rehabilitation for their care.
Online condolences may be made to www.elkinfuneralservice.com. Services entrusted to Elkin Funeral Service.