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Ruth Margaret Choban Wicker

July 5, 1929 July 8, 2018
Ruth Margaret Choban Wicker
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BAHAMA: Ruth Margaret Choban Wicker, 89, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Duke University Hospital in Durham. Ruth was born on July 5, 1929 in Saskatchewan, Canada, the youngest of 12 children to the late Octavia Suiu Choban and George Choban.

Ruth moved to Hamilton, Ontario as a young woman and attended Oshawa College. She received her degree in nursing from Mountain Sanitarium and Hospital in Fletcher, NC in 1952. She practiced as a nurse at Mathieson Clinic in Pittsboro, NC where she met and married Robert W. Wicker, Sr. They moved to Durham where she worked at Duke Hospital and Robert joined the partnership of Clements Funeral Home. She was a member of Five Oaks Seventh Day Adventist Church in Durham

Ruth is survived by her husband, Robert W. Wicker, Sr.; children, Trish Wicker Blackmon (Richard), Robert W. Wicker, Jr. (Laura); grandchildren, Stephanie Blackmon Woodbeck (Josh), Allie Blackmon, Leslie Wicker; and great-grandchildren, Alice Woodbeck, Neko Woodbeck.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, July 10th at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, July 11th at Clements Funeral Chapel with Pastor Wes McMurray officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Bahama. Pallbearers will include Phil Young, Eddie Clements, Travis Clements, Steve Carden, Kenny Carden, Tommy Poole, Gary Riggs and Greg Riggs. Honorary pallbearers will include George and Linda Crabtree, Milton and Margie Roberts, and Lydia Thomas.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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6:00 PM 7/10/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/10/2018 8:00:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Clements Funeral Home
1105 Broad St. Durham 27705 NC
United States

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2:00 PM 7/11/2018 2:00:00 PM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham
1105 Broad Street Durham 27705 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

1605 Bahama Road
Bahama, NC 27503

1605 Bahama Road Bahama 27503 NC

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