She was born on August 11, 1927 to the late Arthur Wynns and Ruth Shaw Gregory. She was preceded in death by her Husband, of sixty one years, William Con Proctor, Jr. who was a World War Two veteran, her brother, Henry Shaw Gregory and her sister, Elizabeth Gregory Preston.
A graduate of Weldon High School, Ruth went on to graduate from UNC Greensboro and went to work as an X-ray technician and a medical technician at Park View Hospital in Rocky Mount, NC, Watts Hospital in Durham, NC and at a private medical practice in Raleigh. Ruth was an active member of St. Marks Episcopal Church in Halifax, Halifax Garden Club, Halifax Historical Society, Halifax Preservation Society, the Daughter’s of the American Revolution, the Colonial Dames, and the First Family of North Carolina.
Survivors include, her daughter, Helen P. Partridge and her husband, Ed of Concord, NC; her two sons, William C. Proctor, III and his wife Cindy of Ashville, NC, Rev. Fredrick Gregory Proctor and his wife, Debbie of Jackson Mississippi; her seven grandchildren, Jason Partridge, Marshall Partridge, Greer Proctor- Dickson, James Proctor, Cyrus Proctor, William Partridge and Ruth Partridge; and her two great-grandchildren, Alexander J. Partridge and James Dickson; her two sisters, Jean Gregory of Chapel Hill and Jessie Lutz of Chapel Hill; and her two brothers, Arthur Gregory Jr. of Ohio, and Frederick Gregory of Havre de Grace MD.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Halifax, NC with Rev. Ben Duffy officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Mark’s Episcopal Cemetery in Halifax.