Ruby Cricket Almeta Kalogerakis

Published 4:52 pm Friday, December 3, 2010

Ruby Cricket Almeta Wyatt Kalogerakis, 73, of Rutherfordton, NC, passed away Tuesday evening, November 30, 2010 at her home in Hallandale, FL.

Born in Polk County, she was the daughter of the late Uzzel Morris Helton and Wanda McDade Wyatt and was the widow of Chris Kalogerakis, who died in 2000. &bsp;

Surviving is one son, Steven, his wife Merle, their children, Tianna, Christopher and Cameron Kalogerakis of Davie, FL. Also surviving are one sister Wilma Cersosimo of Polk County and two brothers, Marvin and Walter Helton, both of Mill Spring.

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Rubys career spanned the telecommunications industry. She enjoyed her family and friends, and was known for her scrumptious homemade jellies.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, with the Rev. Jerry Jackson officiating.

Burial will be in Grassy Knob Baptist Church Cemetery, Mill Spring.

The family will receive friends immediately following the burial at the home of Marvin and Jean Helton, 147 Helton Lane, Mill Spring, NC 28756.

Memorials may be made to Grassy Knob Baptist Church, c/o Margie Jackson. P.O. Box 887 Columbus, NC 28722.

An online guest register is available to express condolences at

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.