Ruth Futrell Askew

December 3, 1926 - September 3, 2021

12/03/1926 - 09/03/2021

Past Services

Saturday September 04, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sunday September 05, 2021
Potecasi Baptist Church Cemetery
3264 N Carolina 35
Woodland, NC 27897
Sunday September 05, 2021
2:00 pm
Potecasi Baptist Church
3264 N Carolina 35
Woodland, NC 27897

CONWAY, NC-Mrs. Ruth Futrell Askew, age 94, of Walter E. Martin Road, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021 at the Vidant North Hospital in Roanoke Rapids, NC.

Mrs. Askew was born on December 3, 1926 to Luter Futrell and Rosa Parker Futrell in Northampton County, North Carolina. She was a dedicated member of Potecasi Baptist Church. She loved her church, bible studies, reading, working in her flowers, and bird watching. Ruth cherished her family dearly and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Along with her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Askew, a grandson, Jeremy Vinson, a sister, Josie Barnes, and brothers, Reuben, Henry, and Simon Futrell.

Ruth is survived by her son, Gerald Askew and wife Sarah of Murfreesboro; two daughters, Kathy Newsome and husband Steve of Woodland, and Amy Askew DeLoatch of Woodland; seven granddaughters, Lisa A. Martin and husband Ken, Karen A. Gould and husband Robbie, Sandy Warren and husband Lonnie, Becky Evans and husband Ed, Abby Parks and husband Nathan, and Whitney Jernigan and husband Don; and Angela Matthews. Also surviving are 23 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 4, 2021, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel, Rich Square, NC.
A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at 2:00 pm at the Potecasi Baptist Church with Rev. J Brabban, officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Potecasi Baptist Church, PO Box 8, Potecasi, NC 27867 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Askew family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Pamela C Carr
2 years ago

So very sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet Mother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers always. Much love to you all.
Pam and Miles Carr

Sharon Roope
2 years ago

I met Mrs. Askew and her sister, Josie Barnes, years ago when I installed a Lifeline unit for Ms. Barnes. Mrs. Askew was so very kind and it was my pleasure to have known her. Sending prayers t her family.

Keith Vaughan
2 years ago

So sorry to hear of Ms. Ruth’s passing. I have many memories of staying with her as a child. Lifting all in Prayer.

Charlie and Mary Ledden
2 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this trying time. May God give you the peace and comfort that no other can give. Peace be with you. ♥️

Audrey and Rob Nicholson
2 years ago

Amy and Kathy,
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. What a blessing that you had her for so long. May all of your memories of her comfort you as you go forward. May it bring you peace to know that she is now among the angels. We will keep you in our prayers. Audrey and Rob

David and Nancy Jenkins
2 years ago

Miss Ruth was such a kind Christian lady and a good friend to so many. Love and prayers go out to her family.

Rita Harrison
2 years ago

A very kind and loving lady. I know her family will miss her. Prayers and love ❤

Mike Aston
2 years ago

Sending my condolences. Aunt Ruth was a special person. I will always remember the good times and good food I had when I would go over to Uncle Lloyd and Aunt Ruth’s when I was a child. I always had fun playing in their yard with Gerald. Margaret and I will keep all the family in our prayers as you go through this difficult time. Mike Aston

Penny and Stewart
2 years ago

A life well lived and long lived. Love you guys so much, praying for you to feel a sense of calm soon and remember the fond memories of the good days of past.

Debbie Wheeler Martin
2 years ago

We are so sorry to hear about Miss Ruth . Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. May God give you all comfort and strength at this most difficult time.Love and sympathy, Debbie and Stu Martin.