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Ruth Oldham

August 4, 1935 — February 18, 2022


Ruth Maxine McNeill Oldham, 86, of Bennett passed away  on Friday, February 18, 2022 at Chatham Hospital. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 21, 2022 at the Bennett Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Tim Strider and John Phillips presiding. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service. The viewing room at Joyce-Brady Chapel will be open from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 20, 2022 for friends to sign the register.

Ruth was born in Chatham County on August 4, 1935 to Frank McNeill and Jessie Hancock McNeill. She was a member of Bennett Baptist Church and had worked at the John Plant Company for 38 years. She enjoyed talking with her friends, sitting on the front porch and watching sports. Ruth loved spending time with her family and her neighbors and their daughter, Sophie.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Harvey Oldham, one brother and 4 sisters.

Ruth is survived by her son, Danny Keith Oldham, of the home; grandson, Dalton Keith Oldham, of Bennett and a host of family and friends.

Special thanks to the Council on Aging, Dr. Hoffman, Todd Williams (FirstHealth EMS), Chatham Hospital, Bennett Fire Dept., Kim Williamson, Dianne Parker, Cathy Solowsky, Tammy & Wayne Gilley, Sue Woody and Joyce for their care and compassion.

Condolences may be offered online at

Joyce-Brady Chapel is honored to serve the Oldham Family.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Joyce-Brady Chapel open for friends to sign the register

Sunday, February 20, 2022

1:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Monday, February 21, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bennett Baptist Church cemetery

, Bennett, NC 27208

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