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Ruth Grantham Collings

March 2, 1935 September 1, 2018
Ruth Grantham Collings
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Evie Ruth Grantham Collings, 83, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 1, 2018 surrounded by her loving and faithful family after a lengthy illness.

Ruth was born in Auburn, Alabama on March 2, 1935 to the late Lidie Vera LeSueur and Howard Grady LeSueur. She was a graduate of Auburn University where she received a B.S. in Home Economics and became a Registered Dietician. Ruth later attended East Carolina University where she received her Master’s Degree. She began her career at Wayne Memorial Hospital and later retired from Cherry Hospital after 30 years of service as their Director of Dietary Services. Following her retirement, Ruth served as a Public Health Dietician at the Eastern Regional Office for the Division of Public Health Services.

Ruth was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Goldsboro. As a devoted member of her church, she served as a Sunday school teacher and was involved in many activities where she utilized her gifts and abilities to share the love of God. She had also been a member of the Eastern Star. Ruth will be remembered by her family as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who was truly a blessing to them all.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in the church parlor of First Baptist Church in Goldsboro followed by a service to celebrate Ruth’s life at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary with her pastor, Dr. Glenn Phillips, officiating. Interment will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Ruth is survived by her son, John M. Grantham and wife Karen of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Jennifer Shepard and husband Jordan of Hampstead, Molly Grantham of Raleigh and John William “Will” Grantham of Baltimore, MD; brothers, Homer G. LeSueur and wife Mary Jo of Hiram, GA and William Larry LeSueur and wife Debora of Centre, AL; as well as several nieces and nephews she loved very much.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, William Hiram Grantham III and their infant son, Howard Grantham; her second husband, Col. Kenneth L. Collings; and her sister and brother-in-law, Teresa and Moore Burns.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 125 S. John Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

5

Sep

1:00 PM 9/5/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 9/5/2018 2:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church

125 S. John Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530

First Baptist Church
125 S. John Street Goldsboro 27530 NC
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

5

Sep

2:00 PM 9/5/2018 2:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church

125 S. John Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530

First Baptist Church
125 S. John Street Goldsboro 27530 NC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Willowdale Cemetery Final Resting Place

306 E. Elm Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530

306 E. Elm Street Goldsboro 27530 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

First Baptist Church

125 S. John Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
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