Ruby Rice Talley, 81, of Cashiers went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019.

She was the wife of the late Richard Talley and the daughter of the late Chris and Estelle Rice.

She was a member of Heady Mountain Baptist Church. She loved to work word puzzles, reading and crocheting. She dearly loved her family and loved watching movies and taking care of her nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Christine Bell; and three brothers, Verner, Troy and Carroll Rice.

Ruby is survived by one brother, Loyde (Meritta) Rice; one sister, Donna (Bill) Conner; along with several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. 

Funeral services were held on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Heady Mountain Baptist Church. Revs. Johnny Norris and Josh Holden officiated.

Burial followed in the Upper Zachary Cemetery.

The family received friends on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Heady Mountain Baptist Church. At other times, the family spoke with friends at the home of Denise Ballentine at 25 Jingle Bell Drive in Cashiers.

An online registry is available at www.appalachianfuneralservices.com.

Appalachian Funeral Services served the family.