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Ruth Coble Haney

June 27, 2020


Ruth Coble Haney

Ruth Coble Haney, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020,  at the Hospice Home in Burlington.

Born in southern Alamance County, she was the daughter of Tash E. Coble and Vennie Farrell Coble, deceased. 

She spent her younger years working, helping to support her family with 4 sisters and 2 brothers.  She married Thomas Melvin Haney in 1947 as they met right after World War II where he served in the Navy.

After 2 daughters were born, she was a stay at home mom who volunteered at the elementary schools where they attended and supported her husband Melvin as he worked at Burlington Industries and taught automotive classes at Alamance Community College.  She then worked as a Teaching Assistant at Fisher Street and Andrews Elementary until her retirement.   She loved and supported her family and always encouraged the best in her daughters.  Nothing made her happier than her grandchildren and staying busy with them.

Beyond her family and friends, her  love has been Swepsonville United Methodist Church and the people there.  She served as lifelong member, Sunday School teacher, member of the United Methodist Women, and president of the UMW for 25 years.  

Her passion for volunteering led her to the Hospice Flea Market of Alamance Caswell where she served for 18 years with her husband, managing the toy department, cleaning the donated toys and arranging them to prepare for their new owners.  She loved working the market, being with the volunteers, and knowing that funds were being raised for the Hospice League of Alamance/Caswell.

Ruth is survived by her daughters, Debbie Haney, Amy Haney Vaughn and her husband, David; grandchildren Chris Vaughn and his wife, Becca, and Stephanie Vaughn and her fiance’ Evan Keith; great-grandchildren Jackson Vaughn and Maddox Vaughn. 

A  graveside  service is planned for 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 30th, 2020   at Pine Hill Cemetery in Burlington. Officiating will be the Rev. Gordon Christen.  Mrs. Haney will remain at Rich and Thompson Funeral Service in Burlington  for a public viewing  from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM for any friends that wish to spend time with her prior to the service.

The family is aware and sensitive to each individual’s safety during the Covid Pandemic and honors their decision to attend or not.  For everyone’s safety and for those choosing to attend, face masks are required.  Bringing personal chairs is optional.0

Very special love and thanks to Springview Assisted Living and staff,  AuthoraCare Collective (Hospice of Alamance/Caswell), and Happier Days In Home Care,  for their extreme care over the past 3 months.

Instead of flowers, donations to Swepsonville Unitied Methodist Church at 1307 E. Main St., Graham, NC 27253 or  AuthoraCare Collective (Hospice of Alamance/Caswell), 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.

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June 30, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service, Burlington
306 Glenwood Ave.
Burlington, NC 27215

Graveside Service
June 30, 2020

11:00 AM
Pine Hill Cemetery
South Main Street
Burlington, NC 27215

Please note
Mrs. Haney will be out for public viewing on Tuesday from 9:00-10:30 am at Rich and Thompson in Burlington. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Pine Hill Cemetery.
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