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Ruby Wanda Carson
September 26, 1940 ~ July 17, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Mrs. Ruby Hayes Carson, age 82, of Farthing Hayes Road, Boone, passed away Monday
morning, July 17, 2023 at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation. Born September 26, 1940
in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Lloyd and Nellie Edmisten Hayes. Ruby attended
Boone United Methodist Church. She was employed by the Watauga County Department
of Social Services before retiring with more than 30 years of service. After retirement, she
served as a cherished volunteer at Green Valley Elementary School for a number of years.
Ruby always showed exuberant love for family, friends and community.
She is survived by her sons, Michael Wayne Carson and Johnny Carson and wife, Amy, all of
Boone; grandson, Jacob Carson of Boone and granddaughter, Darcy Carson of Charlotte. A
number of nieces and nephews also survive, including special nephews, Richard and
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Gordon ‘Don’
Carson; sisters. Helen Cobb and Margaret Norris; and brothers, Ed and Farthing Hayes.
Funeral services for Ruby Carson will be conducted Friday afternoon, July 21, 2023 at 3
o’clock at Boone United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Vern Collins and Rev. Ed
Glaize. The family will receive friends Friday from 2 until 3 o’clock, one hour prior to
services, at the church. Graveside services, officiated by Rev. Mike Townsend and Rev.
Vern Collins will follow at Meat Camp Baptist Church. The family will meet after services have concluded.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the SNIPS program in care of the
Watauga County Humane Society, Post Office Box 1835, Boone, NC, 28607 or to a charity
of the donor’s choice.
The family wishes to extend a special ‘Thank You’ to the staffs of Glenbridge Health and
Rehabilitation and MediHome Health Hospice for their many acts of kindness, compassion
and care of Ruby and her family.
Online condolences may be shared at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Carson family.