Posted: Tue 3:20 PM, Apr 02, 2013
Funeral Home: Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Grove Chapel
Ruby Green Russell Woods, 96 of the Hydro community in Smiths Grove passed away Monday, April 1, 2013 at the home of her grandson Randy.
She was a daughter of the late Murray "Chunk" and Mary Jane Stone Green. She is preceded in death by her two husbands, Ike Russell and Kenneth "Skinner" Woods, two sons, Robert and Fred Russell;
brother, Earl Whitney Green; one great grandson, Bradley and one great great grandson, Dominic.
Ruby loved to cook and was known for her biscuits and strong coffee. No one ever left her house hungry. She loved digging in the dirt and set flowers out every year. She was retired from Scott Tobacco Co. but continued to run her farm where she lived for 75 years. She was a very independent and courageous woman.
Survivors include a daughter, Ermon Kemble; one sister, Lois Haynes; six grandchildren, Linda Flora, Richard Russell (Teresa), Randy Russell (Donita), Kim Russell, Denise Johnson (Steve), David Russell (Janet); 11 great grandchildren, Willie and Wendy Flora,
Joe and Derek Russell, Josh Russell, Heather Simpson, Miranda Davis, Leslie and Lauren Johnson, Gavin and Ethan Russell; 14 great great grandchildren; several very special nieces and nephews.
Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Friday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Grove Chapel with burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation 3:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.