Mrs. Thelma Ruth McCormick, of Rowland passed away quietly and peacefully on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Scotland Regional Hospice House in Laurinburg, NC. She was sixty-eight years old. Thelma was born in Columbus County. She was the daughter of both the late Mr. James Raleigh Vereen and Mrs. Wilena Davis Vereen. She was educated in Columbus County graduating from Douglas High School , Valedictorian of her class. Her’s was the last class of high school graduates, before the school became a primary school. She met and married Mr. Charles McCormick of Rowland, blessed him with five children, and they enjoyed a great life together. The full obit will follow soon.