Ruth Lucille A. Ferrell of Halifax passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. She was born in Mecklenburg County on July 12, 1934 and was 85 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Eddie Lee Allgood and the late Dora Ann King Allgood and was married to the late Jesse Owen “Doc” Ferrell.

She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Mrs. Ferrell is survived by her children, Gerald Ferrell of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Janice Chandler and husband Jeff of Halifax; one grandson, Jordan Ferrell, of Myrtle Beach; siblings Delma Matthews and husband Babe Ruth of Bullock, North Carolina, Marshall Allgood and wife Joyce of Lynchburg; and a host of extended family and friends.

A special thanks to her son-in-law, Jeff, for all the time, dedicated love and care that he gave to her.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses with Shad Dortch officiating.

Burial will follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, one hour prior to the service at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and other times at 7071 Mountain Road, Halifax.

For memorials consider a charity of choice.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, South Boston.