Ruth Hall Dilday

Published 9:26 am Wednesday, April 3, 2013

MURFREESBORO, N.C.—Ruth Hall Dilday, age 93, passed away Friday, March 29 at Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital.

She had been married for 46 years to the late Raymond McCoy Dilday and lived in Murfreesboro for 70 years. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Gwendolyn H. Smith, Dorothy H. Outland, Floyd Hall, A.V. Hall, Wilma Morris and Pauline H. Johnson; and son-in-law, Wayne Moore.

Mrs. Dilday was born in Bertie County and grew up in Roxobel. She was a homemaker and an active member of Murfreesboro Baptist Church. She was a friend to all, loved handwork and making things look pretty.

Her survivors include two daughters, Connie D. Moore of Franklin, Va., Mary Alice Dilday of Raleigh, NC; two grandchildren, Raye Moore and wife Melanie of Franklin, Va., and Robert Moore and wife Lea Ann of Hampton, Va. She was “grandma Ruth” to her great-grandchildren, Davis and Danielle Moore of Franklin; and Allison and Caitlyn Moore of Hampton.

The family received friends at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie on Saturday, March 30 from 4-6 p.m., and at other times at Mrs. Dilday’s home in Murfreesboro. A celebration of life service was conducted on Sunday, March 31 at Murfreesboro Baptist Church at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Lee Canipe and Rev. Thomas Caulkins officiating. Burial followed at Riverside Cemetery. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook by visiting