Ruby Sills McFarland, 97, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at Autumn Care in Cornelius, N.C.

She was born on February 4, 1924, in Charlotte, N.C., to the late Claude and Mary Quidley Sills. Mrs. McFarland was a retired executive secretary for WSOC-TV in Charlotte. She was a member of the American Women in Radio and Television and was appointed secretary of the N.C. Chapter of that organization in 1974.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Witherspoon McFarland; and sister, Gladys Sills Deese.

She is survived by her children, Toni Murdock (Kerry), Judy Blakely (Bob), Sandy McFarland (Bettie), and Marylou McFarland; grandchildren, Stacey Murdock (Pete Brower), Emily McFarland, Ashley McFarland, and Nicholas McFarland; and great grandsons, Anderson Kirk and Parker Brower.

The family will receive friends on Monday, August 30, from 10 to 11 a.m. with a service following at 11 a.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow the service at Elmwood Cemetery in Charlotte.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the McFarland family. Condolences may be made to the family at