Ruth Naomi Rhodes Dyer
January 8, 1929 - September 1, 2022

Ruth Naomi Rhodes Dyer, age 93, passed away September 1st, 2022, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice of Wilmington, NC. Mrs. Dyer was born in Woodruff, SC, of January 8th, 1929, the daughter of Davis Asbury and Arbie Galena Rhodes. As an adult, she resided in Charlotte, NC, until 2015, when she moved to Wilmington, NC. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Rev. Frank Dyer; her beloved son Randy G. Dyer of Stanley, NC; brothers Edgar Rhodes and Ansel Rhodes; sisters Mary Brookshire and Martha Sherbert. Ruth is survived by her daughter Phyllis Byerly and son Tony Dyer, both of Wilmington, NC; Daughter-in Law Cathy Dyer of Stanley, NC; grandchildren Jennifer L. Kelly (Patrick), C. Brett Byerly (Kelly Jaspan), Karsen L. Dyer, Stacey Odom (Josh) and Nick Dyer; great-grandchildren Skylar R. Kelly and Chase W. Kelly. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. Ruth was a homemaker all of her life, with some retail employment.  She was along-time member of Commonwealth Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, and Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Greer, SC. Her most immense joy was her family, whom Ruth loved beyond measure. She was a friend to many and loved the staff and residents at Morningside Assisted Living.  A private memorial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Foundation, 1414Physicians Drive Wilmington, NC 28401-7335.

Arrangements are in the care of Coastal Cremations, 6 Jacksonville Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.


  • Meg Smith Posted September 6, 2022 12:11 pm

    It was my pleasure and privilege to know Mrs. Dyer. She was an amazing kind and selfless woman. She always had a kind word and smile for everyone. My son loved as did everybody She met. The world is a little sadder without her.

  • Marti Sedgwick Posted January 31, 2023 10:11 am

    I just found out about Ms. Ruth’s passing. I am saddened by the loss. She was a great friend to my mother, Mary, at Morningside. She was so sweet to us both. Love to her entire family as they continue to grieve her passing.

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