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State Farm® Insurance Agent

Wendy Ruffin-Barnes

101 S Academy Street
Ahoskie, NC 27910-2453

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Office Info

Office Hours

9:00 am to 5:00 pm M-F

Sat. and Evenings by Appt.


101 S Academy Street
Ahoskie, NC 27910-2453



As we dive into the summer months, it's essential to ensure your boat, motorcycle, and recreational vehicles are properly insured. Accidents and unexpected events can happen, and having the right coverage means you'll be protected financially, allowing you to enjoy your adventures without worry. Don't let an unforeseen mishap spoil your summer fun, let's make sure you're covered!

For over 30 years, we've been Ahoskie's first choice for insurance. Our team proudly serves the entire state of North Carolina and Virginia! Our team is here to help Hertford, Northampton, Gates, and Bertie Counties, with your insurance needs! If you have questions about Auto, Renters, Pet, Life, Health or Condo Insurance, give us a call! Call or stop by today for insurance assistance! During my tenure with State Farm, I have been a Chairman's qualifier as well as an Ambassador traveler. I am active in numerous organizations in Ahoskie, and I served on the Board of Roanoke Chowan Community College for over 20 years. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am also involved in the Ahoskie Chamber of Commerce and serve on Economic Development Committee of 100!

Here at the Wendy Ruffin-Barnes State Farm Agency, we aim to be your top choice for insurance in North Carolina and Virginia. Covering Ahoskie, Hertford, Murfreesboro, and beyond, our dedicated team is committed to helping you protect your future. We're here to help with your Auto, Life, Renters, Home, and Health Insurance needs. Give our team a call to make sure you're protected!

Being a Small Business ourselves, my team and I are passionate about connecting with other fellow Small Business owners whenever we can. Give our team a call to chat about the benefits of Business Insurance over a cup of coffee or tea! And if you are new or moving to the area, my team is also experienced with out-of-state transfers and relocations to the state of North Carolina! We’d love to provide you and your loved ones a seamless transition to your new home.

Our State Farm Insurance office is licensed to serve the entire states of North Carolina and Virginia, so feel free to stop in at any time, call, or click to receive a free State Farm Auto Insurance or Life Insurance quote!

Insurance Products Offered

Auto, Homeowners, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Business, Life, Health, Pet

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Welcome to Wendy Ruffin-Barnes State Farm Agent, where we strive to be the first choice for your insurance needs! If you reside in Ahoskie, Murfreesboro, Hertford, Gates, and surrounding areas then our team is here to help you. We offer Renters, Home, Life, and Car Insurance plans in Hertford County. Our team will give you dedicated support and go beyond your expectations. Give us a call today for insurance assistance!

My staff is very knowledgeable with 35+ years of combined experience. We are here to take care of all your insurance needs!

Lisa Lewis-Joell State Farm Agent Team Member

Lisa Lewis-Joell

Office Manager

Meet Lisa, the friendly and dedicated Office Manager at Wendy Ruffin-Barnes State Farm team since 2013. With a caring and easy-going attitude, Lisa brings a positive vibe to work every day. She takes pride in surpassing customer expectations and has extensive experience in servicing the insurance policies of their valued Good Neighbors. Lisa is your go-to person for any insurance-related queries, whether it's about Auto, Small Business, Homeowners, or Renters insurance. Don't hesitate to give her a call or drop by the office for a free quote. Lisa is ready to assist you with her exceptional knowledge and expertise.

Marvin Simmons State Farm Agent Team Member

Marvin Simmons

Auto/Home/Life Insurance Rep

Introducing Marvin, a dedicated insurance professional at Wendy Ruffin-Barnes State Farm since 2018. With a passion for assisting customers in Ahoskie and beyond, Marvin assists in various insurance needs, including Auto, Homeowners, Small Business, and Life Insurance. Don't hesitate to reach out for a complimentary quote! In the office, Marvin showcases a perfect blend of professionalism and humor, creating a pleasant and engaging atmosphere for our customers. His competitive nature and ambition drive him to excel in his daily endeavors. Outside of work, Marvin enjoys indulging in sports, reading, traveling, and cherishing moments with his beloved chihuahua, Kujo.


David Joyner

Hello, I'm David! I'm thrilled to be a part of the Wendy Ruffin-Barnes State Farm Agent team as a new Team Member. Whether you're looking for assistance with Car, Home, Life, or Renters Insurance, I'm here to provide you with top-notch support. I pursued my education at Bethel Assembly Christian Academy and Chowan University, where I obtained a degree in English. In my free time, you can find me volunteering, crafting engaging stories, or reminiscing about my days playing in a band. Oh, and let's not forget about my adorable cat, Kate. Feel free to reach out to me for a quick chat - I'm eager to assist you!

Mike Wolfe State Farm Agent Team Member

Mike Wolfe

Marketing Representative

Hey there, I'm Mike! Standing tall at 6 ft 4 in, I'm known for my friendly demeanor and my knack for finding joy in everything I do. I've been a valued member of the Wendy Ruffin-Barnes State Farm team in Ahoskie since 2019, and nothing brings me greater satisfaction than assisting customers in setting and achieving their goals. Whether you need help with Auto, Small Business, Life, Health, or any other insurance needs, I'm here to guide you through the process. When I'm not at work, you can often find me indulging in my passions for boating, motorcycles, and staying active through workouts. Above all, I cherish the time spent with my loved ones. Give me a call today, and let's have a chat about how I can serve you!


Ebony Lynch

Hello, I'm Ebony! Since July 2023, I've been proudly serving as a dedicated member of the Wendy Ruffin-Barnes team. As a passionate insurance professional, I'm here to assist Ahoskie residents with their Auto, Business, Home, and Renters Insurance needs. I attended Enloe High School and have a deep appreciation for our vibrant community. On a personal note, I find joy in the companionship of my two adorable pets, Reese the labradoodle and Alien the cat. In my free time, you'll often find me indulging in various creative pursuits like drawing, fishing, cooking, crafting, and exploring new destinations. Feel free to give me a call today for a personalized insurance quote - I'm here to help!

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