Ruth Hayes Pardue

November 20, 1924 ~ August 29, 2019 (age 94)


Mrs. Ruth Hayes Pardue, age 94, of Winston-Salem passed away on Thursday August 29, 2019 at Forsyth Medical Center.

Ruth was born on November 20, 1924 in West Virginia to the late Horace Hayes and Jennie Phillips Hayes.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her beloved husband James Allen Pardue, three brothers, and three sisters.

Ruth was a beloved mother, grandmother, and nana. She was a loyal friend and a devoted follower of Christ throughout her life. Ruth, being the oldest daughter of eleven siblings, loved and cherished her close relationship with her family.

Those left to cherish her memory are four daughters Nancy Lutz Jackson of Winston Salem, Glenda (Lonnie) McDaniel of Winston Salem, Jennie (Charles) Cornatzer of Clemmons, and Renee (David) Thomas of Conover; two brothers Howard Hayes of Thomasville and Clyde (Betty Ruth) Hayes of Elkin; two sisters Betty Seagraves of Kernersville and Annette (Tom) Robertson of Charlotte; nine grandchildren Michael Lutz, Scott Lutz, Catherine Carpenter, Hayes Lutz, William McDaniel, Jon Cornatzer, Jason Cornatzer, Morgan Walters, and Trent Thomas; one step granddaughter Julie Hughes Hook; and sixteen great-grandchildren.

A funeral service for Mrs. Pardue will be held on Sunday September 1, 2019 at 3pm at Westside Baptist Church in Winston Salem with the Rev. Christa Warise and Rev Scott Carpenter officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 2pm-3pm prior to the service. Interment will be on Wednesday September 4, 2019 at 10am at Westlawn Memorial Gardens. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church 595 South Peacehaven Rd. Winston Salem, NC 27103 or Winston Salem Senior Services 2895 Shorefair Dr. NW Winston Salem, NC 27105.

Huff Funeral Home of East Bend is respectfully serving the Pardue family. Online condolences may be made at

To send flowers to Ruth's family, please visit our floral section.


September 1, 2019

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Westside Baptist Church, Winston Salem

Funeral Service
September 1, 2019

3:00 PM
Westside Baptist Church, Winston Salem

September 4, 2019

10:00 AM
Westlawn Memorial Gardens

© 2020 Huff Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS