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Annie Ruth
Stanley (Hudson)

February 27, 1928 – October 4, 2018

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Obituary for Annie Ruth Stanley (Hudson)

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4 King James Version (KJV)

Mrs. Annie Ruth Hudson Hill Stanley, 90, of 2001 East Cloaninger Street, Statesville, passed away at Maple Leaf Health and Retirement Center following an extended illness. She was born in Rowan County on February 27, 1928, and was the daughter of Sam and Nola Mae White Hudson. She was married to Albert Stanley, who preceded her in death. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, John Hill; other relatives including Louise “Sista” Strickland, Caper Strickland, Willie Graham, Sr., Addie Chambers, Priscilla Orene Saddler, Judy Graham, Joan Graham, Clarence Graham, Fred Graham, Diane Graham, James Charles Graham.
She was a high school and college graduate and received her nursing degree. She was employed as a private duty nurse.
She leaves to cherish the memory of her life, a daughter-in-law, Kattie Elizabeth Phillips Hill; four grandchildren, Vicki Hill and Becky Hill, both of Salisbury, Tammy Phillips and Michael Phillips, both of Alexandria, Va; three goddaughters, Gladys Graham, Pastor Deborah Graham and Evangelist Donetta Corry; godsons, Chris Graham and Lewis Watkins and Rev. Robert (Mary) Coleman; great grandchildren, Stacy Hill (Shantae Smith) of Alexander, Va., Brandy Anderson, Bryan Lamar Phillips, Brittany Moore, Michael Hughes, Nakia Hagmann, Mya tripplett; a host of great great grandchildren, Dominic Graham Anderson, Alexis Phillips, Harlynn Hagmann, Eloni Hughes; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Special thanks to her nieces, Janet, Judy, and nephew, Koot. Special thanks to nephew, Wayne Graham and wife, Sandra Graham and Pamela Graham, and all care givers. Also special thanks to Donetta Corry, Tracey Watkins, Gladys Graham, Julia Peck and Julia Graham.
A Joint Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at The Mary B. Bigham Memorial Chapel of Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Reverend James Robinson will officiate and Reverend Robert Coleman will eulogize with burial to follow in the Belmont Cemetery.
Members of the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., but will assemble at the residence at other times. Visit the Book of Memories for Mrs. Stanley at

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First Visitation

When Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
603 South Center Street
Statesville, NC 28677
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Service Information

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 2:00pm
Reverend Robert Coleman
Reverend Joseph Robinson
Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
603 South Center Street
Statesville, NC 28677

Interment Information

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
Belmont Cemetery
Greenbriar Road
Statesville, NC 28625