Ruby Alverson Slayton, 94, of Danville, Va., departed this life on Monday, February 3, 2020, at Roman Eagle Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Ruby was born in Rockingham County, N.C. on July 3, 1925, a daughter of the late John Preston Alverson and Della Vera Evans Alverson. Ruby was a homemaker and was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. On October 31, 1942, she married Wallace Ray Slayton, Sr., who died on February 17, 2015. Survivors include her son, W. Ray Slayton Jr. and wife, Imogene; a granddaughter, Scarlett S. Haymore and husband, Scott; three great-grandchildren, Brooke, Samantha and T.J. Haymore Jr.; a brother-in-law, Garland L. Slayton, and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by five sisters, Mildred Alcorn, Margaret Fitzgerald, Ann Strader, Frances Roach, and Ellen Pillar. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel conducted by the Rev. Billy Scearce Sr. and the Rev. Eric Clark. The family will receive friends on Thursday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family would like to thank the staff of Roman Eagle for the care that Ruby received. Online condolences at www.wrenn-yeatts.com. Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel is serving the Slayton family.
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