Mary Ruth Blalock

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Obituary

Mary Ruth Blalock, 79, of Hampstead passed gently from her earthly life on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Woodbury Wellness in Hampstead.

She was born in Richmond County on October 31, 1938, the daughter of the late Martin Robert and Ethel Estelle Bowers Blalock. Mary Ruth was also preceded in death by her twin great grandchildren, Brianna Lynn Carter and Allen Michael Carter.

Mary Ruth is survived by her daughter, Debbie Ward (Mike); granddaughters, Melissa Carter (Nathan) and Erica Roberts (Reed); four great grandchildren, sister, Joyce Malone (Frank); and many extended family and friends.

For many years Mary Ruth was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Carolina Beach where she served as nursery director. By education and career Mary Ruth was a cosmetologist and it is noted that she kept an active cosmetologist license until the day she passed. Many will remember her employment at the Monkey Junction Wal-Mart where Mary Ruth worked for 15 years.

Mary Ruth loved her family and she enjoyed the simplest things in life. She loved gardening and never turned down an opportunity to go shopping. Her gentle spirit, warm heart and radiant smile will always be remembered.

Graveside funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Oleander Memorial Gardens with the Rev. John Strickland conducting the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given to a charity of your choice.

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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw.