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Ruby Pendleton Fraley

February 7, 1947 — November 23, 2023

Bessemer City

Ruby Pendleton Fraley, 76, of Bessemer City, NC joined her Heavenly Father on November 23, 2023. She was a graduate of Bessemer City High School, Gaston College & Sacred Heart College. She retired from the American Red Cross, as the Director of Emergency and Youth Services, where she helped people through her career and personally.

She was preceded in death by her husband Max Garry Fraley and parents, Dolly & John Pendleton.


She is survived by her daughters, Melanie Fraley and Vicki Fraley Thompson, as well as son-in-law Jim Thompson & grandson Max Thompson; nephews Steve Dover (Barbara) & family, Jeff Dover (Patty) & family, Charles “Buddy” Fraley (Barbara) & family, and Rick Richard (Jean) & family, who will forever cherish her love and kindness.


A graveside service to celebrate Ruby’s life will be held on Sunday, November 26, 2023, at 2:00 pm at Bessemer City Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Brad Jones officiating.

Ruby’s passion was service to others, so in lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Red Cross @ Po Box 37839; Boone, IA 50037 or to a charity close to your heart in her memory.


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bessemer City Memorial Cemetery

800 N 13th St, Bessemer City, NC 28016

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