Ruth Madline Stanley, age 90, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Regional.

Mrs. Stanley was born February 11, 1929 in Yadkin County to Elmer Andrew and Flossie Baity Sparks. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church on Rock Quarry Road and retired after 28 years with Tyson Foods. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Billy Jack Stanley; son, Billy Gray Stanley; granddaughter, Tina Estep; and brothers, Orie and William Sparks.

Surviving are her daughter, Regina Stanley Felts and spouse Bobby of North Wilkesboro; grandchildren, Amy Batton, Candy Baker, Christopher Stanley; daughter-in-law, Carol Stanley of North Wilkesboro; brother, Fred Sparks and spouse Mary Lib of Yadkinville; fifteen great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019 at Miller Funeral Chapel with Rev. Joel Blevins and Rev. Jason Whitley officiating. Burial will follow in Mountlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 6:00 until 8:00 Thursday night. Flowers will be accepted.

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