The Union Recorder


May 16, 2014

Ruth Michelle Upchurch Hammock

MILLEDGEVILLE — Ruth Michelle Upchurch Hammock, 68, died Friday, May 9, 2014 in Raleigh, N.C. Graveside service will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at Nunn-Wheeler Cemetery in Wilkinson County.

A native of Wake County, she was the daughter of the late Richard Berkley Upchurch and Ruby Elizabeth Parrish Upchurch. Michelle lived in Milledgeville most of her adult life. She retired as a nursing supervisor at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville.

Survivors include her brother, Robert Upchurch; nieces, Kay Taylor, Shannon Kerns (Brian), Melonie Keith (David); nephews, Mike Bynum (Denise), Chris Bynum, Scott Bynum (Virginia), Tim Bynum (Ann);  numerous extended family in North Carolina and her husband’s family in Georgia. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Red Hammock; and sisters, Ann Bynum, Dena Johnson, Lindy Ray; brothers, Jim, Berkley and Milton Upchurch.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to Hospice of Wake County for their care.

Visit to express tributes.

Moores Funeral Home & Crematory has charge of local arrangements.

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