Ruth S. Raynor, 88 of Jacksonville, passed away Sunday morning at her residence.
She graduated and started her teaching career in 1953 in Onslow County. She moved to Greenville briefly, then returned to Jacksonville where she stayed home to raise 3 children before returning back to the Onslow County school system for 18 more years. She loved the outdoors and knew a lot about farm life including raising animals and gardening, and every year she loved to cut down her own Christmas tree.
Ruth is preceded in death by her husband Worley Raynor, daughter Susan Ione Raynor, parents Roy and Jennie Kornegay Sanderson, and brother Russell Sanderson. She is survived by her 2 sons Randall Raynor and wife Tracy of Jacksonville and Kenneth Raynor of Virginia Beach, VA; 5 granddaughters, 1 great granddaughter, and a great grandson.
Visitation will be held at Jones Funeral Home of Jacksonville on Monday evening from 6 – 8 PM.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 3 PM in the chapel of Onslow Memorial Park with Pastor Steve Smith officiating.
Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Jacksonville.
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