DURHAM- Mrs. Ruby Russ Oakley, 73, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
Mrs. Oakley was born on September 9, 1947 to Isham and Eula Russ in Johnston County, NC. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church for over 50 years. Ruby enjoyed listening to Gospel music, but her favorite singer was Elvis. She loved flowers and to send cards and letters to friends. Ruby will be lovingly remembered by all who were blessed to have known her.
Mrs. Oakley was preceded in death by her parents, Isham and Eula Russ; her husband, Clifford Oakley, Jr.; brothers, Robert Russ, Sr., and Wayne Russ; and sister, Shirley Parnell.
Mrs. Oakley is survived by her brothers, David (Phyllis), Dwayne, and Bennie Russ (Laurie); her sister, Esther Hunt; several nieces, nephews; and her special friend, Patricia Ortiz.
Flowers and cards are acceptable.
Hudson Funeral Home will be observing social distancing for visitation as well as the funeral service, and asks everyone in attendance to wear a mask when entering the building.
Visitation will be held Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 26, 2020 at Liberty Baptist Church. Officiating will be Dr. Scott Gray and Pastor Derek Ketner. Burial to follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Robert Russ, Jr., Dwayne Russ, Robbie Russ, Raul Ortiz, Danny Mayton, and Greg Bethel.