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Ruth Nell Roberts
Ruth Nell Roberts


Ruth Nell Roberts, 87, widow of Henry E. Roberts Jr., passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

Born October 1, 1929 in Horry County, SC, a daughter of the late Rufus Nelson and Ruth Jones Branton.

A resident of Myrtle Beach since 1939, Ruth and her husband were the owners of Henry’s Lock & Key.

Survivors include her daughter, Judy G. Hoskins and husband Dickie; her son, Kenneth Wayne Roberts and wife Stacey; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 PM until 2:30 PM, Saturday, September 30th at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with a graveside service following at Ocean Woods Cemetery at 3:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels of Horry County at www.mowhc.org; Hospice Care of the Piedmont at www.hospicepiedmont.org or SC Charles D. Anderson Grant, 121 Sparkleberry Crossing Road, Suite 202, Columbia, SC 29229.


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Sylvia Furlough
Myrtle Beach, SC

Judy & Kenneth

I am so very sorry to learn about Ruth's passing. She was the best boss I ever had, I learned so much from her. I wish I had been able to say my goodbyes in person but Mom passed away on Wednesday Sept. 27. Her visitation was on Saturday at Burroughs Funeral Home and we had an inurnment at Ocean Woods at 4:30 the same day. Ruth was a big part of my life, I owe her so much and I will never forget her or Henry. Barbara, Albert, Michael and I send our thoughts for both of you and your families at this sad time.


May the love of family and friends carry you through your grief because God is with you because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 NWT

Aileen Pearce
Longs, SC

Judy, Kenneth and Family

My Sincere Sympathy. I loved and will miss Ruth. It was a pleasure knowing such a kind, sweet, special lady. She never met a stranger or spoke an unkind word of anyone.

I was privileged to get to know her and your Dad when they moved to Eagle Crest. When Ruth moved to her condo we kept in touch for hair appointments. So I was able to see her about every four weeks and always looked forward to it.

She was so proud of her family and loved all of you so much. She spoke of each of you....from her children to her grands, nieces and nephews as well as other members of her family. Judy she was always so excited when she knew you were coming for a visit and the things you did for her. Kenneth she always told me about the great meals you and your wife Stacey made for her and how delicious they were.

Keeping all of you in my prayers.

Annette Branton Stoots
Longs, SC

Nell, we are sisters in law in reality but we were more, we were sisters.
Sorry you went away and left us. I know you wouldn\\\'t have it any other way.
Since you have seen what Heaven is like.

Jeffrey Branton
Longs, SC

Aunt Nell you will be greatly missed but we know that you are in a better place. No more pain and side by side again with Uncle Henry.

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